With Rep. Bart Stupak on the rampage and the passage of their major health care legislation at stake, Democrats are now considering having President Obama sign an executive order effectively banning any taxpayer money from paying for abortions.
The move is being discussed in order to placate anti-choice Democrats who claim that they will not vote for the bill unless they can be certain that the proposed health care plan, a plan, you know, designed to help Americans receive access to proper medical treatment and all, will not help women pay for a legal medical procedure.
The issuance of the executive order won't really change anything as much as serve as a reminder that the current laws in place already restrict the usage of federal funds to pay for abortions except in the case of rape or incest, and according to the New York Times, Democrats feel that the order "would not mollify Mr. Stupak but could win the support of others still undecided because of their views on abortion."
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