Obama To Sign Abortion Executive Order
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
President Obama is scheduled to hold another signing ceremony today, and unlike yesterday's signing of the health care bill into law, this one will be closed to the press. The president will sign an executive order that reiterates the ban on federal spending on abortions and affirms that it covers health plans created under the new law.
This fulfills a promise that persuaded a group of anti-abortion Democrats to support the health care legislation, adding enough votes for it to pass.
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