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Pro-Life Congressmen and Planned Parenthood Agree: Health Care Bill Funds Abortion

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    ...........He also said an amendment sponsored by Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) that was approved by the committee will actually mandate federal payment for elective abortions.


    Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America, holds a symbolic voided check for millions of dollars payable to abortion clinics. Other groups taking part in the Sept. 10, 2009 "Void the Abortion Mandate" campaign include Democrats for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List.
    “There has been some recent confusion surrounding the inclusion of abortion coverage in HR 3200, but the issue is really quite clear,” Pitts said at the press conference. “The Capps Amendment, which some have argued is neutral on abortion, explicitly authorizes the federal government to directly fund elective abortions using federal funds drawn on a federal treasury account.

    “Some have argued that HR 3200 will maintain the status quo on the issue of abortion,” Pitts said. “Let me be clear. This bill, in all of its forms, will radically expand federal policy with respect to abortion.”

    “This legislation will not only expand the government funding, it will also provide additional venues,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said at the press conference. “The language is very clear about having a private insurance provider--government subsidized through these affordability credits--that will provide abortions.”......

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  2. Johnv

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    As noted elsewhere, it's a matter of comparable coverage. If private insurance covers elective abortion, than public insurance should cover it in like manner (my insurance covers it, as do most private insurance carriers). There are numerous reasons to oppose public heathcare. This is not one of them.

    That said, elective abortion is wrong, any way you look at it. The way to combat abortion is not to argue about its coverage in our insurance plans. The way to combat it is to change public opinion, which will eventually allow the law to be changed to make elective abortion illegal. It's taking a while, but we are doing this, and should continue to do this.
     
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    Most private insurance companies do not cover abortion.

    And even if some private companies do cover abortion, two wrongs don't make a right.
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    The way to combat abortion is do everything and ignore no avenue.
     
  5. Johnv

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    That's not true. Coverage of elective abortions is standards on most PPO's. On HMO's many cover elective and nonelective abortions, while others cover only nonelective abortions.
    I agree. I didn't say it did. My point is that it's not a consistent reasons to oppose the bill. There are numerous other reasons to oppose the bill which are much more evident.
     
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    So does this mean Obama lied again?
     
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