Cantor Statement on Obama Administration’s Federal Funding of Abortion

The probable new House Majority Leader next year, the House Republican Whip, Congressman Eric Cantor from Virginia, issued the following statement yesterday blasting the Obama administration for its federal funding of abortion, after promising “pro-life” Democrats who eventually voted for ObamaCare, that his health care reform bill would not fund abortions with Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars, which has turned out to be a lie.
Washington, D.C. – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement regarding the discovery by the National Right to Life Committee that $160 million in federal funding going to the state of Pennsylvania under the new federal health care law may be used for any legal abortion in the state:
“In the months leading up to Democrat passage of ObamaCare, we fought hard to ensure that no federal funding would be used to subsidize elective abortion. Unfortunately, in the last days of this fight, a group of so-called ‘pro-life’ Democrats who had previously withheld their support from the bill in the name of life accepted an offer from the White House, which pretended to bar funding of abortion under the new structure. While that group, including Pennsylvania’s own Reps. Kathy Dahlkemper and Chris Carney, stood smiling behind the most pro-abortion President in American history as he signed the phony agreement, we warned this day would come. Sooner than even we thought, we now have proof that the Administration planned to fund abortion on the taxpayer dime all along. This demonstrates that we must pass a permanent codification of the Hyde Amendment immediately to prevent the federal government from funding abortion on demand.”