A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions.
In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage.
In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest.
Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don’t offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde’s precedent, in place since 1977.
That directly contradicts the president’s 2010 Executive Order to uphold existing laws barring the use of federal funds for abortions.
Republicans say the government watchdog report highlights last year’s Politifact “Lie of the Year,” which was when Obama repeatedly promised “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”
They also say this proves that Obamacare massively funds abortion on demand.
Written by John Jessup.