Congressman Chris Smith: The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 — Even as President Obama’s now infamous claim, “[i]f you like your plan you can keep it,” is being recognized as the “Lie of the Year” by an independent media watchdog, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the “Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year.”
Big Lie No. 1: “The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges.” (Obama Executive Order 13535)
Big Lie No. 2: Information about which Obamacare plans cover abortion “is on the website…it is available…” (Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a December 11 hearing.)
Big Lie No. 3:“[I]n the Senate bill [which later became law], if you are receiving Federal assistance to buy insurance, and if that plan has any abortion coverage, the insurance company must bill you separately, and you must pay separately from your own personal funds-perhaps a credit card transaction, your separate personal check, or automatic withdrawal from your bank account-for that abortion coverage. Now, let me say that again. You have to write two checks: one for the basic policy and one for the additional coverage for abortion.The latter has to be entirely from personal funds.” (Senator Ben Nelson (NE), Dec. 24, 2009)
Read the whole thing there.
I am reminded of the fight between Lilian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. To paraphrase the later only slightly:
Every word s/he says is a lie, including “and” and “the”.