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Analysis: Obama seems determined to include abortion coverage in health bill

March 05, 2010

"It's now becoming clear that Barack Obama is willing to put everything on the table in order to be the president who passes health-care reform," writes Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life. "Everything, that is, except a ban on federal funding for abortion."

For readers who are confused by Democratic claims that the bill is neutral on the subject, Yoest explains how the proposal would break down barriers against federal abortion funding.


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  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 06, 2010 6:53 AM ET USA

    Ms. Yost's last comment says it all, "When confronted by House Minority Leader John Boehner about abortion funding during the health-care summit last week, the president dropped his head and looked down at the table. How revealing."