Faux-lifers are the self-identified “pro-lifers” who supported the health care bill. They fought having the Stupak Amendment added and/or they risked the bill’s passage to ensure that taxpayer-funded abortions would be included. From now on I consider them pro-abortion, not pro-life or even pro-choice.
These folks claimed that they wanted to reduce abortions. But you don’t reduce abortions by increasing abortions, and that is what this bill will do. They’ll insist that better health care will reduce the need for abortions, but under no circumstances does giving away free abortions reduce abortions.
Social justice Christians like Jim Wallis and the Sojourners claim to be pro-life, but they celebrated the passage of the bill. They are pretending that the Executive Order by Obama actually means something. Even Stupak knew it meant nothing. Do they know something that Planned Parenthood doesn’t know? Because PP thinks the EO was symbolic and that they will be increasing abortions soon. And why did they champion the bill all along and not fight for the Stupak Amendment?
I would love to be wrong on this, but anyone who thinks that the pro-aborts who fought that long and hard are going to give up because Obama signed an unenforceable piece of paper are either naive or foolish.
They play the fallacious safe, legal and rare card and the “I’ll oppose abortions once there is absolutely no demand for them” line of reasoning. But they have un-masked themselves permanently: If they weren’t on record strongly fighting for the Stupak Amendment, you know they are really faux-lifers.