We had previously posted this on July 14th Federal (taxpayer) funds payment for abortion begins ... NRTL found the funding plans and got the word out. At least one pro-life group - Democrats for Life of America - claimed that NRTL was incorrect and went so far as to say they were simply interested in supporting Republicans. Lifenews.com put out this posting this morning - FactCheck Confirms Pro-Life Group Right on Obama Admin Funding Abortions, and they are correct.
Factcheck.org did a careful and comprehensive study and published their results. You can draw your own conclusions - we excerpt the key two paragraphs:
The operative language starts on page 12, where it says: "The benefit package will include the following core of specific services …" followed by a long list that includes, on page 14, "only abortions and contraceptives that satisfy the requirements of 18 Pa.C.S. § 3204-3206 and 35 P.S. §§10101, 10103-10105." Those are the sections of Pennsylvania law that cover abortion. So — when all the verbal smoke is cleared away — the solicitation states that the program "will" cover "only" abortions that are legal. That doesn’t leave out much.
The first section cited, for instance (Section 3204), allows abortions that a physician deems "necessary … in the light of all factors (physical, emotional, psychological, familial and the woman’s age) relevant to the well-being of the woman." The only abortions that the state law forbids a doctor from finding "necessary" are those "sought solely because of the sex of the unborn child."
Pennsylvania officials are now in essence saying it was all a mistake. Abortions will now "only" be paid for in case of rape, incest or mother's life in danger. Still horrible, BUT it could have been abortion on demand if not for NRTL vigilance.