This blog will continue to focus on health care reform in Washington as it is the key legislation for the right-to-life movement at this time.
The 850 page House version of reform would result in mandated abortion coverage nationwide, paid for by taxpayers. Poor Americans would receive a taxpayer subsidy which would pay for their abortions.
A key provision of the house bill would require that all Americans have a government-defined minimum health benefits package. A “Benefits Advisory Committee” and Kathleen Sebelius (notoriously pro-abortion, counted the late George Tiller as a friend and campaign benefactor) would decide what the benefits would be included in the government-defined package.
Unless abortion is specifically excluded, which it currently is not, abortion would eventually be included. Why? It has been the goal of the pro-abortion movement forever to consider abortion as a mainstream medical “procedure.”
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) wrote a letter to every member in the House which said “I am deeply disappointed that the health care reform package unveiled last week poses a grave threat to the unborn in our nation…Without abortion specifically excluded from any government-mandated or government-funded benefits package, abortion will be included. Time and time again, bureaucrats and courts have decided that abortion must be included in public health programs unless Congress explicitly provides otherwise….health care reform will be a death sentence for thousands of unborn children.”
Will Congressman listen, or follow the tune of Planned Parenthood and its congressional allies? Stay tuned.