And so, the National Right to Life Committee has endorsed Romney. They do so “for the sake of unborn children, the disabled, and the elderly”. They do so because they believe the Affordable Health Care Act should be repealed, as this law “will result in federal funding of health plans that pay for elective abortion, and will lead to large-scale rationing of lifesaving medical treatments”.
I’m sorry, but it’s hard to fathom a higher level of hypocrisy. Let’s go through the evidence.
The NRLC opposed the Affordable Care Act because they believed the Medicare cost savings would endanger the lives of the elderly. So where were they when the GOP sought to cut Medicare by 14 percent in 1995 and 13 percent in 1997? Where were they when the GOP voted against protecting or strengthening Medicare nearly 60 times over the past decade? Where were they when the Paul Ryan budget sought to end Medicare as we know it?
The NRLC keeps pushing the falsehood about taxpayer funding for elective abortion in the Affordable Care Act. So why did they actually support language in the Medicare Advantage legislation that had practically no protections against funding abortion, and which actually led to taxpayer funding of abortion?
And on the same topic, what’s the only substantive difference between the Obama and Romney healthcare reforms, other than one being federal and the other at the state level? Yes, you guessed it – abortion. Specifically, the benefits package under Obama comes “without abortion” services and under Romney comes “with abortion services”. And remember: this came after, not before, Romney’s touted conversion to the pro-life cause.
Depravity and hypocrisy of the highest order.