The following is a transcript of the first segment of the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro American Report. Great to be back. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, a long weekend. It was a great weekend for me, lots of family time and had some family in visiting, so that was really fun. So hope people had a good time.
All right. We have a lot to cover, a lot to cover over the weekend. Although happily, much of the news from the weekend was lighter I think. It feels like it was at least there wasn’t quite as much to cover.
But on Friday, President Biden’s budget was released, and there was one glaring aspect of the budget that is unbelievable, but unsurprising. I would say that’s right. It’s unbelievable because I don’t want to believe it’s happening, but it’s unsurprising because it’s so consistent.
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Okay. What you need to know about today before we get to the main main story of this is I did mention this a few weeks ago, and I was disturbed by it.
And it turns out that I was I was on to something that now is being covered by the media. And that is this.
That when we have a crisis, as we did with the pandemic, lots of things change, many of them temporary, but some of them permanently. So hopefully soon all our schools will go back in person, people are wearing no face coverings and going out to Church and other places everywhere, almost. So that’s all changing.
But one thing that changed dramatically in the pandemic was the presence and the desire for telemedicine, because telemedicine made it possible that you would be able to go to the doctor and not have to sit in a waiting room with other sick people.
It made total sense if we were trying to figure out how to stop the spread of this contagion. Well, at the time it happened, there also was telemedicine not just to keep people out of waiting rooms, but not only just to diagnose COVID, because there’s lots of other things people needed to examine.
They’d have a skin lesion, they’d have a sore throat, all kinds of things and including, telemedicine was used for abortion, counseling. Now, oh one more thing about the telemedicine.
There’s a lot of the telemedicine happened also across state lines, because there was the ability for people to go across state lines and meaning a doctor could be licensed in California, but see a patient in Florida or California and Arizona or Virginia and Maryland.
And that was a convenient. If you were licensed in Virginia, you could see patients somewhere else. And that was again, you kind of shook your said, why the licensing requirements for doctors? Why can’t they standardize it? But it’s always been the tradition.
But back to the abortion question. Telemedicine could diagnose or could do treatment or visits or whatever you call it, consultations for abortion. You say, well, but you still got to come in and do an abortion.
No, that’s where it gets even worse, because the presence telemedicine and now they’re just a few weeks ago, about early April, they Bid administration said, we should allow drugs, chemical abortion drugs, to be prescribed by telemedicine.
So if a vulnerable woman has pregnancy and doesn’t have the support she needs or for whatever reason, thinks she wants an abortion, not only does she not have to go to a doctor in person, she doesn’t even have to go to a clinic for the abortion.
And the FDA, I think it was the Biden administration, when it announced this basically admitted that there are some studies out there that say that the chemical abortion drugs, which basically triggers abortion in a woman, that they can have some problems, but they don’t outweigh this terrible pandemic and the threats.
Nonsense. It’s nonsense.
Especially now, the idea of in April extending this and definitely is what they’re saying is just a way to further abortion.
Well, again, it’s unbelievable, but not surprising. And here comes the next shoe to drop. On Friday, for the first time in decades, the Biden administration put out their proposal for the budget, and they eliminated the Hyde Amendment.
Now, the Hyde Amendment was put into law by Henry Hyde, the congressman from Illinois, who was very pro life. And the Hyde Amendment basically says, and I summarize, Tax dollars shall not go to abortion.
In other words, you can have some abortion counseling. I mean, you can have health counseling, but you can’t actually pay for abortions with tax dollars.
And that’s been in the law forever, forever, for ages. The Hyde Amendment. And the Biden administration stripped it out. Now, remind yourself, if you want to, how Joe Biden ran for office and often talks about how he’s very, very Catholic guy, very religious.
But this is really, really clearly one of the most pro-abortion administrations, even more so than Obama. I mean, it’s almost like because time went marched on, they realize they’re gonna go further.
And so we now have actively an administration that is pursuing tax dollars for abortion and also making it legal for chemical abortions to be given to be administered through telemedicine. Think about how far we’ve come, how fast.
And one thing that gives me some hope is that tax dollars for abortion is not very popular. There’s a pro life meeting point where where you go out and talk to voters and you say, what do you think about these issues? There’s a lot of people, probably people that know someone who had an abortion, or maybe we’re involved in abortion themselves, either as the father or the mother, whatever it would be.
As my wife would say, if you have 50 or 60,000,000 abortions, you’ve got 20 or 30,000,000 Americans that have had abortions. Right? Because the number, sometimes some significant number have more than one.
But it’s hard to tell people that had an abortion, that it’s actually murder, right? It’s a very difficult thing to do. You’re not going to get people there easily. But one of the places where people agreed was there shouldn’t be tax dollars going to abortion.
And when you go out and poll young people, old people, middle aged people, men and women, you get a higher percentage that will say no to tax dollars for abortion than you do for getting rid of abortion.
Because, again, a whole bunch of people that have some sympathy for whatever reason for that option are not as likely to be that.
So that’s a reality. It’s popular, the Hyde Amendment’s popular. And so my hope is that we’re going to see some pushback, and then it will become a real rallying cry for, I hope Conservatives or just people of both parties.
Now, I do want to remind you that the House of Representatives, which originates the budget, right. Which has the first crack of the budget under the Constitution, the Democrats ran out of office the last pro life Democrat.
His name was Lipinski. Daniel Lipinski, I think, who is from Chicago area. And he was primaried by an AOC supported type candidate twice. The first time he held her off. I think it was her, second time he lost just last time.
So there’s no such thing as a pro life Democrat. If you’ve ever heard General Flynn talk about his mother, his mother was a lifelong Democrat.
You know, Union household Democrats through and through, but always pro life, 100% pro life. That used to be possible in the communities — the Irish, the Italian Americans that stayed Democrat for lots of reasons, have some loyalty to the big city machines, traditional affinity for Union House, Union leadership, which were Democrats.
But you could be a pro life Democrat. You can’t do that anymore. I’m wondering if it’s possible. Could we have the Hyde Democrats? You don’t have to call them pro life Democrats. They could just be the Hyde Democrats.
Hyde, who are willing to say no to tax dollars for abortion. How about that? If you can’t have a pro life Democrat anymore, you know, Senator, excuse me, Governor Casey from Pennsylvania was a pro life Democrat governor of Pennsylvania. He was blocked from speaking at the convention in 96.
His son now is a pro abortion Democrat from Pennsylvania. So it is a progression amongst some of them. But it’s mostly a progression because the party demanded it. The Democrat Party demanded it.
They kept, you couldn’t stay anymore. You couldn’t advance. You couldn’t run from… I think that Bob Casey, the Senator, was like, Treasure of Pennsylvania. You couldn’t run for Senate.
You would have lost a primary if you didn’t embrace that position. So the fact is that we’ve seen this drive towards pro life Democrats being eliminated from at least national office.
How about we just have Hyde Democrats, Hyde Democrat, Hyde. People that will embrace no tax dollars for abortion. Wouldn’t that be good?
That might be, is there a possibility that’s a common ground? Probably not. Probably not.
Oh well, it’s sad. Sad. Okay, everybody, we’ve got to take a break. When we come back, we got a lot more. And don’t forget to visit ProAmericaReport.com. Get clued in on all the great details through the daily email and a lot more over there. ProAmericaReport.com.
I’m Ed Martin, You’re listening to the Pro America Report. We’ll be right back.