PRESIDENT CLINTON: Of course, that’s going to really hurt a lot of poor kids. But that’s not all. Lot of folks don’t know it, but nearly two-thirds of Medicaid is spent on nursing home care for Medicare seniors — (applause) — who are eligible for Medicaid.
(Cheers, applause.) It’s going to end Medicare as we know it. And a lot of that money is also spent to help people with disabilities, including — (cheers, applause) — a lot of middle-class families whose kids have Down syndrome or autism or other severe conditions. (Applause.) And honestly, let’s think about it, if that happens, I don’t know what those families are going to do. (My family is middle class and we do not have Medicaid for our daughter with Down syndrome; our income is WAY over the guidelines for Medicaid or SSI)So I know what I’m going to do. I’m going to do everything I can to see that it doesn’t happen. We can’t let it happen. (Cheers, applause.) We can’t. (Cheers, applause.)
Before we give Clinton too much credit for being concerned for funding Medicaid for those with Down syndrome, as he cited in his DNC Convention Speech, remember he vetoed the Partial Birth Abortion ban TWICE. During the debate on the Senate floor it was said that most of the babies who died in this procedure had Down syndrome. Democrats like Senator Barbara Boxer and Bill Clinton knew that, and fought the bill anyway. They were protecting a mother's 'right' to kill a baby with Down syndrome, not her health or fertility.
Obama as a Illinois State Representative killed a Born Alive Infant Protection Act Bill in the Illinois House. A similar bill passed both houses of Congress UNANIMOUSLY a short time later, not even NARAL and PP would dare oppose it for fear of a backlash. But Obama did not have a problem with allowing babies born during a botched abortion procedure to die slowly . . . and without love.
Jill Stanek a Registered Nurse, testified for the Ban based on experience of watching a tiny baby boy with Down syndrome suffocate in a soiled utility room who had been born accidently during an abortion. Again, Obama showed an icy lack of compassion for the child with Down syndrome, yet he champions his funding for such children who are lucky enough to be one of the 10% whose parents give birth to them.
If they don't make it to birth, then they don't cost as much. That's the Clinton/Obama method of helping those with disabilities. Why are we allowing them to get away with this hypocrisy?
Obamacare pays for pre-natal testing which targets unborn babies with Down syndrome for abortion, especially with new maternal blood tests emerging which will be given to all pregnant women. In nations with national health care programs such programs are rightly called eugenics, and Mike Sullivan of New Zealand is suing his nation's Ministry of Health in International Criminal Court for exactly that; eugenics targeting of unborn babies with Down syndrome for abortion. Because, under international law, eugenics is still a crime.
So Dems get high grades from Down syndrome organizations like the blog Down Syndrome Daily which posted this piece, while they ignore the fact that the high abortion rate is working behind the scenes to make certain those with Down syndrome never make it to birth to make use of the benefits.
I say let the light of day shine on this act of deception and let those who love people with disabilities see the true intentions of those who allege they champion the medical care of the disabled.