Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ObamaCare to Backdoor Pro-abortion FOCA into Law

Democrats in both the House and the Senate want abortion be included as a health benefit in both government and private insurance plans, leading to millions more abortions . . . Taxpayer money would be used to pay for abortions in the government-run health care option.

UPDATE 8/3/09: "State-run" Associated Press misrepresents Obama's statement

UPDATE 7/22/09: Abortion issue could tank health-care bill

-- From "Abortion Compromise Considered For US House Health-Care Bill" by Patrick Yoest, Dow Jones Newswires posted at Wall Street Journal 7/20/09

An anti-abortion Democrat on Monday said he is negotiating a compromise aimed at resolving concerns that House health-care legislation would allow federal funding of abortions.

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said he is in talks with Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., on the language. Stupak said his and Waxman's staff discussed the issue over the weekend and suggested that a compromise could be voted on this week as an amendment to a health-care bill under consideration by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

A group of 20 House Democrats signed a letter sent last Friday to House Democratic leaders stating they "cannot support any health care reform proposal unless it explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health insurance plan."

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From "Obama Health Care Plan Will Provide Taxpayer-Funded Abortion on Demand, Congressmen Say" by Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer CNSNews.com 7/15/09

. . . congressional Republicans, strongly opposed to an abortion requirement in health care reform, are pushing for a ban on using taxpayer money to pay for such procedures.

. . . pro-life members of Congress said the plan’s approach to abortion is essentially the same as the Freedom of Choice Act [FOCA], which would strip states’ right to limit abortion, establish abortion on demand across the country and allow federal funds to pay for the procedure.

“It’s really trying to pass the Freedom of Choice Act [FOCA] through this legislation and wipe out all state law -- state law that abides by the Constitution, abides by everything that was said by the Supreme Court under Roe v. Wade,” Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) said Tuesday at a Capitol Hill press conference.

“Despite the fact that large majorities of Americans don’t want to fund abortion, the Obama-Kennedy-Dingle bill will nevertheless force every taxpayer and every premium payer in the United States to pay for and facilitate every abortion in the country,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said.

“Despite President Obama’s statement to the pope just last week that he wants to reduce abortion, the ugly truth is that the so-called health care reform bill, if enacted and if not amended, will lead to millions of additional dead children and wounded mothers,” Smith said.

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said Obama's health care plan would result in millions more abortions.

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