President Obama Crushes All Republican Plans On Abortion Bills



It doesn’t matter how many abortion bans the House Republicans pass, President Obama has vowed that they won’t become law.

After House Republicans had to drop a bill that would have banned all abortions after 20 weeks, they passed a bill that was even worse.


President Obama made it very clear that he will veto the House abortion funding bill.

Via a Statement of Administration Policy:

The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 7. The legislation would intrude on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care; increase the financial burden on many Americans; unnecessarily restrict the private insurance choices that consumers have today; and restrict the District of Columbia’s use of local funds, which undermines home rule. Longstanding Federal policy prohibits the use of Federal funds for abortions, except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the woman would be endangered. This prohibition is maintained in the Affordable Care Act and reinforced through the President’s Executive Order 13535. H.R. 7 would go well beyond these safeguards by interfering with consumers’ private health care choices. The Administration strongly opposes legislation that unnecessarily restricts women’s reproductive freedoms and consumers’ private insurance options.

If the President were presented with H.R. 7, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto this bill.

The bill is never going to make it to the president’s desk. The legislation is DOA. Mitch McConnell has promised to allow a vote on the bill, but it is unlikely that there are six Senate Democrats who will support it. In the off chance that the bill would pass the Senate, President Obama will immediately send this empty show vote to the legislative trash can.

House Republicans are promising that they will bring the abortion ban bill back. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise vowed to bring the abortion ban bill back, “We’re going to bring this bill back. This is a fight that’s not over. We’re going to continue working to get this bill passed.” House Republicans can bring the abortion ban bill back, but President Obama has promised to veto it if it gets to his desk.

Republicans and their media water boys are fooling themselves into pretending that what they are trying to do is popular. The reality is that House Republicans are reminding men and women who care about liberty why they rejected the extremist Republican agenda in 2012, and they are likely to do so again in 2016.

17 Replies to “President Obama Crushes All Republican Plans On Abortion Bills”

  1. They vow to bring this up again like the how they tried to repeal the ACA 50+ times. This is just more wasting of the tax payers time, money,and focus. You can’t make this crap up.

  2. A few years ago I heard John Boehner say, “I’m happy, we got 98% of what we wanted,” after one of the GOP sponsored bills was passed.

    In a democracy neither party is supposed to get 98% of anything. Sadly, most of the newly elected GOP Tea Party congress believes that “compromise is a sign of weakness,” therefore, any bills they don’t like, they will block & obstruct. The GOP has started off 2015 showing the country that they are still unable to govern responsibly due to their all-consuming anger & hatred for the President Obama.

    People are tired of their constant negativity about everything, especially now with the economy continuing to show signs of improvement.

  3. “Republicans and their media water boys”…
    Nicely put, Mr. Easley…
    Take note, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox “News”, etc.

  4. “It doesn’t matter how many abortion bans the House Republicans pass…”

    I think it does matter though. Obama will not be President forever and we have no guarantee that a Democrat will win in 2016.

    Washington trying to attack a woman’s right to choose – HER RIGHT TO PRIVACY – only adds fuel to the forced-birthers in the states. If Washington can’t do it, you better believe some of these states will try – some of them have already tried and succeeded.

    So yeah, they may try and fail but let’s not diminish the damage these continued assaults do on a woman’s basic right to privacy.

  5. I believe the constant assault on women’s reproductive rights will drive moderate Republicans out of the party. They will go independent or over to the Democratic side.

  6. Middle aged Republican Men are more intelligent and moral than any woman in regards to her ability to reproduce. Poor feeble creatures lack the divine insight that even a Ted Cruz has inherently. Other GOP leaders are also endowed with very large brains whose very stems reach as far as their rectums!!! We are silly to NOT see this issue from their enhanced point of view. One only has to stare into the past to see the future.[wink]

  7. No, it does matter.

    The frame here is horrible. So, don’t worry, the executive branch will take care of this for you?

    You should be writing abouthow the Republican Party is building power and exciting their bas without challenge. Obama can’t stop that, so where are the protests in district, the voter registration drives, the fund raisers for ads denouncing this?

    There’s a story, you just missed it. However, the opposition should buy advertising here for helping them lull Progressives into a false sense of security. When we lose 2016, and you don’t understand why, maybe then you’ll remember that we should be losing our shit with every one of these votes and using the outrage to build our base up.

  8. this is just sick, at 22 weeks a baby can survive but its ok to kill it? women if you don’t want babies use birth control. its stupid he’s vetoing a law to protect the rights of the unborn. anyways any women that needs more then 20 weeks to figure out she needs an abortion is the waste to society, in my opinion she is more worthy of being killed not the innocent baby

  9. You have no knowledge of either embryology or decency. Owing to your last sentence, which is printed here just to show what the real motivation behind your position is, I advise you not to come back.

  10. And those useless, for-grandstanding-only 50+ votes to repeal the PPACA cost taxpayers roughly $72.5 million real dollars – money that could be better spent on infrastructure – or to close Gitmo (President Obama asked $80 million and was voted down).

    After the government shutdown that cost our economy an estimated $25 billion and those useless votes in the House some $72.5 million, how on Earth can the American electorate still believe that Republicans are better stewards of taxpayer money than Democrats??

  11. , how on Earth can the American electorate still believe that Republicans are better stewards of taxpayer money than Democrats??
    god guns and gays with a little meth

  12. As Lawrence O’Donnell keenly pointed out, not a single Republican running in 2014 midterms ran on banning abortion. NOT. ONE. They ran on the economy and, once again, JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

    So how is crushing a woman’s right to choose going to create jobs?

    Being a woman myself I ask, women, how ON EARTH could you ever vote for Republicans?? Do you hate your gender so deeply then? Or are you just simply too brainwashed to care?

    Come on, self-proclaimed Christian conservatives…if you want to be seen as a Christian, ACT like a one instead of acting like some Christian-version of the Taliban.

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