January 29, 2013

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (012913)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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9:10 a.m.: More on sore loser Steve Driehaus — Doug Johnson at the National Right to Life Committee emailed me yesterday with important additional information and a revision (the revision relates to the history of “the Stupak Amendment”), which I have incorporated into Sunday’s original post and added as an update to it.

Bottom-lining it:

“The bill is riddled with provisions that predictably will result in federal subsidies for private insurance plans that cover abortion (some of which will be administered directly by the federal government), direct federal funding of abortion through Community Health Centers, and pro-abortion federal administrative mandates. The sum of these provisions makes H.R. 3590 the most abortion-expansive piece of legislation ever to reach the floor of the House of Representatives.”

An affadavit originally prepared in late 2010 provided by Johnson “goes on to cite several additional specific examples of abortion-supporting and subsidizing measures Obama’s Executive Order, even if it trumped the law as passed (which isn’t the case) doesn’t touch.”

9:45 a.m.: I still couldn’t find any coverage of the Driehaus verdict at the Cincinati Enquirer in a search on “Driehaus Anthony Black” (not in quotes), a review of today’s top news, or at the paper’s Politics Extra blog.

1:30 p.m.: The Enquirer finally gave it a grudging six paragraphs at 12:15 p.m. It would be interesting to see if it makes the print edition tomorrow, though I wouldn’t know unless someone tells me, because I gave on the Enquirer years ago.

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