What’s Wrong with the Executive Order on Abortion Restrictions?

On Sunday, March 21, 2010, as part of the negotiations over the healthcare reform bill, President Barack Obama promised to issue a new Executive Order on abortion restrictions upon passage of the bill by the House.

The Order is a damaging turn in the reprehensible saga over abortion that has played out in the healthcare reform bill. In an unprecedented move, it allows a small number of extremist members of Congress to effectively determine policy for the entire executive branch, despite their inability to persuade Congressional colleagues to alter legislation in response to their demands.

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