Abortion Free-for-All: New Health Care Reform Forces Tax Payers to Pay for Abortions…
Tax Payers Forced to Pay for Abortions-I do not care what side of the debate you sit on when it comes to abortion-Tax payers SHOULD not be forced to pay for them!
Stupak, D-Michigan, warned that any comprehensive federal health care law would pre-empt individual state decisions regarding abortion services.
We cannot support any health care reform proposal unless it explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan,” a group of 20 Democratic representatives said in a June 25 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
When the legislation was unveiled last week, it failed to include language abortion opponents were seeking. Now they are going public. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who helped draft the letter to Pelosi, plans to join lawmakers of both parties Wednesday at a news conference to criticize the legislation.
The Supreme Court has established a woman’s right to abortion, but federal law prohibits government funds from being used to pay for the procedure in most cases.
“Without an explicit exclusion, abortion will [eventually] be determined to be included in [the] benefits standards” by either Congress or the courts, Pitts predicted. He cited the example of Medicaid, which federal courts ruled had to cover abortion services until Congress passed legislation stating otherwise.
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