It's In The Bill: Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

If you were to ask a pro-abortion rights Democrat during an election year what their position on the controversial issue was, they’d probably say “I believe in a woman’s right to choose, but I think the number of abortions should be reduced,” or some variation of that. That little caveat at the end is meant to hide their true, radical abortion views.

The problem is, they do everything in their power to increase the numbers of abortions by making abortions easier to get (even for minors) and easier to pay for.

I’m always reminded of the pro-abortion rights slogan “Keep your laws off my body,” “Keep the government out of my bedroom,” or something stupid like that. So, it amuses me to no end that these pseudo-libertarian baby killers have no problem with the government’s involvement with abortion when it comes to paying for them.

Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it.

Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page government takeover of health care does just that.  On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan.  The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.

What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan.  It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.”  The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.

So, not only does the House version of Obamacare include taxpayer-funded abortions, the government has the power to determine “when abortion is allowed.” So, you’ve got the government back in the bedroom, and you got the laws “controlling” your body, etc. etc.

I think even the most ardent pro-abortion rights individual ought to be able to see that the government (read: taxpayers) should not be funding abortions. All it does is put the government in control of the very things the pro-abortion crowd claims to be against.