“I am deeply troubled to hear that taxpayer dollars will be used to fund abortions in Pennsylvania. This is only further evidence that the Executive Order that was signed by President Obama, and supported by liberals in Congress like Chris Carney, is a total sham” said Tom Marino, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 10th District."
Q: Will all legal abortions be covered by federally subsidized health insurance policies in state "high-risk pools"?
A: No. The Department of Health and Human Services says the only abortions covered will be those in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is endangered.
That is consistent with the Hyde AmendmentTL: Carney said Marino released his comments out of desperation as Marino shows his true character.
"It’s not what the people of the 10th District deserve,” Carney said. “As every independent fact checker has confirmed, there is a strict prohibition on public funding for abortion. Tom Marino knows this and yet lies anyway. He should be ashamed of this kind of deceptive and misleading attack.”
Yesterday Marino sent out another press release on this issue.
Williamsport, PA – One week after it was revealed that federal dollars would be used to pay for abortions in Pennsylvania, Congressman Chris Carney has still refused to sign on as a cosponsor of legislation which would ban Congress from using taxpayer funds for abortion.
HR 5939, sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith (Republican – New Jersey), would codify the pro-life Hyde Amendment. As of this morning, the legislation was cosponsored by 18 Democrats, including 3 from Pennsylvania; Carney was not one of them.
I asked Carney's ace press flack Josh Drobnyk about it and he said he will sign on as a cosponsor when Congress reconvenes after the August recess.
TL: House Resolution 5939 was introduced last Thursday and listed a bipartisan lineup of cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke, and two other Pennsylvania Democrats.
The reason Carney didn't sign on to it Thursday night when it was introduced was because he was on his way back to PA to be with his wife as she underwent surgery. I'm sure the Marino camp didn't know anything about Jennifer's illness so I'm not going to beat them up about the timing of their latest attack.
Since Marino is just about broke I can't blame him for trying to get all the free media he can on a wedge issue. But I have to ask when are these Republican candidates going to start talking about solutions to our problems instead of trying to reignite the culture wars of the last 40 years ?
Marino has help on the way to help him raise money.
House Minority Leader John Boehner will be in the area August 14th for a fundraiser for Marino according to pa2010.com. I don't have the details yet so help me out people. The last time he was in NEPA it was a private affair to support Chris Hackett.