Thursday, March 25, 2010

Obama to Sign Executive Order: No Media Allowed

The Washington Times: No media at Obama abortion-order signing, by Timothy Noah:

Pen A day after a lavish bill signing White House ceremony on health care reform, President Obama will sign an executive order barring the law from allowing federally funded abortion, but he'll do so behind closed doors and with no media allowed.

The executive order, which the White House said Tuesday "reaffirms the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Acts consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion," was crucial to securing the votes of at least 10 pro-life Democrats. . . . .

On Wednesday, Mr. Stupak and 12 House Democrats will attend the subdued ceremony, along with Sen. Bob Casey, who helped draft compromise language.

At least according to the White House: Not even a photographer will be allowed into the Oval Office to capture the moment.

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