From the office of House Republican Leader John Boehner:
The American people are hopping mad about the Democrats’ government takeover of health care, none the least that it will funnel their tax dollars to pay for abortion procedures. But having long refused to listen to the American people, Democratic leaders have been focusing on convincing their own self-described pro-life members that this bill somehow isn’t a massive implementation of taxpayer-funded abortion.
Now Democratic leaders are working up an executive order on the matter for the President to sign and claiming it will override the very legislation they are trying to enact. This plan is a welcome admission from the President and Speaker that the bill will, in fact, fund abortion procedures with tax dollars. But rather than fixing this fatally-flawed bill, this scheme is simply an attempt by Democratic leaders to provide political cover for wavering Democrats who profess to be pro-life. Because our constitution is pretty clear, however, about which branch of government writes laws, this new half-baked plan isn’t holding water with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: