Since 1977, for over 30 years, Congress has passed on a yearly basis a legislative provision barring the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortions. It has been known as the Hyde Amendment.
When President Obama pushed for Health Care Reform last year, he wanted this provision to be a permanent addition to the new law. Every president from Gerald Ford forward has let the language, the existence of this provision be based on the due process of our Congress.
Not our current President. When the health care reform was passed without such permanent language, President Obama took it upon himself to have his way. Sounds a little to much like ‘my way or the highway’ or perhaps more like ‘it is good to be king’.
So I wrote him a letter.
Please read: President Obama and Hyde Amendment