Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For all this talk of fear, why sign the Exec Order on Abortion in private?

So who's the Prez afraid of that he has to sign this order almost clandstinely?
Unlike yesterday's bill-signing celebrations in the East Room and the Department of the Interior, the president signed this executive action behind closed doors, with nary a camera present and no reporters allowed.

Obama pledged to sign it in exchange for the votes of anti-abortion Democrats, led by Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who will be present at the signing today.
...that he foolishly wove the most divisive issue in America in a generation into his "reform" of health care? We'll face another generation of culture clash over this. Liberalism will not fair well either unless it can get itself right with HHH's old definition,
It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped," which is sometimes described as the "liberals' mantra."
Those expert panels ever get off the ground using their evidence-based clinical algorithims to deny care to the elderly in the name of effectiveness, and those gov clinics start offering abortions, we'll be in for a heck of a clash over care at the dawn and shadows of life.

A tough one to hide from... it will take a profile in courage, or the good sense to have crafted reform that doesn't get government entangled in these clinical decisions between patient and provider.

Execs of big-Gov or little prefer to hide if they can when it comes to moral stuff --with rare exceptions and Obama not one-- while the dialectic of ever improving Health Care technology will just hammer them harder regardless. Bioethical choices will only become harder and more complex

Unless the Panels and Commission succeed in strangling innovation too...

2 comments:

Raymond Schaefer said...

I think the big effect on abortion of this new law will be as a result of a political backlash that will bring conservatives into power in 2012 and 2014 that will eventually enable conservatives to be appointed to the Supreme Court who will overthrow Roe vs. Wade.

To me that is a bigger issue than government funding of abortions. As I point out in my Whose Choice? website, Roe vs. Wade is not based on the Constitution and needs to be reversed. Abortion advocates label their position "pro-choice," but it is not the choice of the unborn child who is aborted, and it is not the choice of the majority of the American people as long as Roe vs. Wade is in effect.

Bill Baar said...

I think you're right Raymond