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'Elective Abortions Are Not Covered'?

Pro-life groups are using a new insurance plan in Pennsylvania as evidence that President Obama lied about not funding abortion. One group disagrees.

Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about the past week.

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The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) reported that the federal government's new high-risk health insurance program "will cover any abortion that is legal in Pennsylvania." Several political activist groups responded to the report by calling President Obama a "liar" because he and pro-life Democrats promised abortion would not be funded under the law. 

"This is just the first proof of the phoniness of President Obama's assurances that federal funds would not subsidize abortion—but it will not be the last," said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the NRLC. 

Other groups also reported on the new plan. Catherine Snow of Citizenlink said "the Obama Administration is now quietly subsidizing nearly all forms of abortions in Pennsylvania, according to a recently uncovered plan—referred to as the 'Rendell-Sebelius plan'—designed ...

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