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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Discerning Truth and Error on the Issue of Abortion

I just received this in my email from Charmaine Yoest-American's United for Life.  I hope the American people will not fall for Obama's falsehoods, but will find the truth and vote accordingly.  The following are not my words, but I agree completely and share the same concerns.  Please go to the AUL site to learn more:  http://www.aul.org/2012/10/yoest-at-nro-on-the-debate/

AULA’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest analyzes
Life in the Crossfire

"As an issue, LIFE motivates 1 in 5 voters, and was front and center among the topics covered this week during the Presidential town hall-style debate in New York. Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest addressed some of the misinformation raised during the 90-minute event, fact checking the truth about life in this election cycle.
“Obamacare was the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade, and is fatally intertwined with the abortion industry,” said Dr. Yoest. “In this debate, Americans could see some of the spin used to camouflage this Administration’s radical, pro-abortion agenda.”
Falsehood: President Obama stated, “[T]here are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for…mammograms.”
Fact: President Obama is attempting to resurrect and advance the myth that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms, an argument that was thoroughly discredited after deceitfully proffered by Planned Parenthood’s President Cecile Richards in 2011. Not one of Planned Parenthood’s approximately 800 clinics nationwide provides mammograms; moreover, as the Department of Health and Human Services documented in June 2012, Planned Parenthood is not even authorized to perform mammograms, and — if a clinic did — it would be violating federal law.  Under the federal Mammogram Quality Standards Act, administered by HHS, “[n]o facility may conduct an examination or procedure…involving mammography” without a certification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 
Falsehood: President Obama stated that, under Obamacare, “if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” 
Fact: Obamacare eliminates life-affirming choices from the health insurance market. In 2010, President Obama and his allies in Congress passed the most expansive healthcare bill in the history of the U.S. The Obama Administration’s implementation of that “healthcare reform” law now forces many women (and men) to purchase insurance that covers abortions and life-ending drugs and devices regardless of their deeply held — and constitutionally protected — conscientious beliefs. Forcing Americans to pay for an agenda is not choice. Punishing them with onerous fines if they do not submit is not freedom. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Obamacare’s anti-life mandates that violate federal law and American's First Amendment Freedom of Conscience. Real healthcare respects life and the foundational American principle of freedom of conscience.
Falsehood: President Obama also stated that  “[h]ow women succeed in the workplace” is contingent upon forcing health insurance coverage of life-ending drugs.
Fact: President Obama’s comments, that women somehow need “contraception” (and need it to be paid for by others) in order to succeed, are not only offensive, but untrue. He is including some life-ending drugs in his definition of contraception. The true empowerment of women is not dependent on the ability to end pregnancy. As Governor Romney noted: “What we can do to help young women and women of all ages is to have a strong economy, so strong that employers that are looking to find good employees…and adapting to a flexible work schedule that gives women opportunities that they would otherwise not be able to afford.” 
Falsehood: The highly profitable abortion industry and its titular leader, Planned Parenthood, require taxpayer support.
Fact: Planned Parenthood receives over $1.3 million each day from the American taxpayer, a grand total of over $487 million a year — and this continues as our country is facing a $16 trillion debt. We know that 7 out of 10 Americans — self-described as “pro-life” and “pro-choice” — do not want their tax dollars being used for abortion. And yet President Obama was willing to shut down the federal government rather than see any cut in federal subsidies to the nation’s largest abortion provider."
Writing in The Corner at National Review, Dr. Yoest observed, “It’s really a shame that in these debates we never get to ask a direct question to the President himself about his record on abortion. The question I’d ask if I could is this: Mr. President, is there not a single limit on abortion that you would support? Not even one?” 
For more analysis on the debates from Dr. Yoest, Click Here.

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