Thursday, November 19, 2009

Abortion: Yay or Nay?

From Mary Ellen in the Combox:
Regarding the health care bill...I've been trying to find a blog that clarifies this so-called "compromise" on the abortion issue on the Senate bill. I never knew there was a compromise when it comes to killing babies, but that seems to be the mindset of our government these days. My fear is that it will be enough (along with arm twisting from their party) for Dems who were originally against funding abortions to sway their vote. I tried reading the excerpt of the bill and can't make heads or tails out of it.
From The American Spectator: HarryCare is a Rotten Deal
[...]Under tremendous pressure from pro-choice groups, Reid did not include the Stupak language in the Senate bill. Instead, the Senate bill mandates that every state insurance exchange must offer a plan that covers abortion in addition to one that does not. It also allows for the government-run plan to cover abortions as long as the HHS Secretary can assure that no federal funds will be used to subsidize the procedure. As for the subsidies, it proposes an unworkable "segregation of funds" that theoretically is supposed to make sure that the actuarial value of the abortion benefit isn't paid for with tax dollars. read the rest

 Just in from Americans United for Life:   Reid Releases Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last night unveiled a health care bill which provides for an unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion.  The bill includes pro-abortion language and mirrors the false compromise Capps Amendment from the House debate — it allows the public option to include abortion coverage and provides federal subsidies for private plans which cover abortion.  read the rest  
I've posted two things that seem to be diametrically opposed.  I haven't had time to read the pertinent passages but will try and get on that later. 

And from Big Government:  Inside Harry Reid’s Massive Health Care Tax Plan


1 comment:

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you so much for that information! I can't see where this is a "compromise" at's a stick in the eye of every pro-lifer! How in the world does Reid think this will sell with those who would not vote for the first health care bill in Congress without the Stupak amendment? I hope those Senators who are pro-life stay strong and don't bend to the pressure. I'm really concerned about this.