Antiabortion but pro-Obamacare

March 26, 2012

Edward Hale protests outside the Supreme Court. (Laura Vozzella/The Washington Post)

Antiabortion and pro-Obamacare?

The two go together with Edward Hale, who held a sign outside the Supreme Court Monday reading: “There can’t be a right to life without a right to health care!”

Hale said his stance puts him at odds with most of his fellow antiabortion activists, but that’s okay with him.

A history teacher who used a personal day to join the court scene, the 51-year-old Fairfax resident said he’d considered another message for his sign, one that would have illustrated how the law is the culmination of a long push for health-care that began under Teddy Roosevelt and continued under Harry Truman and Richard Nixon.

But he thought better of it.

“It’s too complicated,” he said.

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Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.
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