"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Executive Order -- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Consistency with Longstanding Restrictions on the Use of Federal Funds for Abortion
The matter of abortion was one of the concerns raised by opponents of the PPACA. In light of these concerns, President Obama released this executive order, which declared that "it is necessary to establish an adequate enforcement mechanism to ensure that Federal funds are not used for abortion services."
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