Abortion Compromise Doesn't Satisfy Critics

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Anti abortion activists aren't impressed with the compromise that brought Democratic abortion opponents in the House into the health care reform fold.

The last-minute agreement virtually ensured the bill would pass.

President Barack Obama issued an executive order affirming prohibitions in current law and in the health legislation against taxpayer money going to abortions.

The National Right to Life Committee quickly issued a scathing statement saying the order changes nothing and the bill still contains pro-abortion provisions.

And U.S. Catholic bishops say an executive order can't override problems with the bill. The bishops say that requires a legislative fix.

The bishops contend that the legislation allows federal funding of abortion.

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