war on Abortion
After all of your hard work
defeating Rep. Stupak's draconian abortion coverage ban, Obama is
Subject: Abortion in High Risk Pools
Dear President Obama and Secretary Sebelius: [Decision Maker],I am deeply concerned by your recent decision to voluntarily and unnecessarily exclude abortion from the
services covered in the newly-created high-risk insurance pools. Women participating in high-risk insurance pools
are particularly vulnerable and may have a special need for abortion. Because of the restriction, a woman with
heart disease or diabetes might be compelled to carry a pregnancy to term despite its potentially damaging
effect on her future health. Or, a woman who is diagnosed with cancer and needs an abortion before she
can get treatment might be forced to delay care.
Is Obama's presidency radically different from the presidency he envisioned for himself?
It would seem there are at least two possibilities:
He is quite surprised that his administration ended up as far-right as it is,
He misled us all during his campaign and always intended to disappoint his base.
What do you think?