OIG Report Reveals Additional Obamacare Funding of Abortion
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2016
|CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
AmeriCorps’ Abortion Escorts Broke Federal Rules
|Washington, D.C – This week’s OIG report reveals two disturbing and illegal activities related to abortion. When Obamacare passed in 2010 pro-life groups raised the alarm about numerous ways the law funded abortions, including the possibility that Community Health Care Centers would provide abortions. At the time President Obama promised that abortion would not be covered in the law and to that point signed an Executive Order which Pro-life groups (and pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood) argued was not binding and therefore meaningless. Also at the time the National Association of Community Health Centers stated that the Community Health Centers did not provide abortions and had no plans to do so.
To the contrary the OIG watchdog report released this week reveals that 1) CHCs have been performing abortions and 2) paid volunteers working with AmeriCorps, a taxpayer funded service organization, illegally escorted pregnant women to receive abortions.
Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund responded, “In 2010 the pro-life movement fought Obamacare because it was the biggest expansion of abortion since Roe vs Wade. The recent OIG report reveals yet two other disturbing examples where the healthcare law funds abortion. Congress must use its oversight role to address the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) grants until it is proven that these cases of involvement in abortion are limited to what is documented in the report. We also call upon Congress to initiate an investigation into all grantees and sub-grantees of AmeriCorps programs to ensure no other violations exist.”
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
|Tom McClusky, Vice President of March for Life Action is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.