Thursday, August 13, 2009

More confirmation that US Health Care Bills Include Abortion Funding

Pro-life organisations have warned for some time that the Obama health care plan includes abortion funding. This has consistently been denied by the Obama administration and by the media. In a complete about turn however from a previous article Associated Press (AP) on Wednesday August 5th, featured an article with the headline, "Gov't insurance would allow coverage for abortion."

The author of the AP article Reporter Ricardo Alonsozaldivar wrote,
"Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that would affect millions of women and recast federal policy on the divisive issue,"
and he continued:

"Federal funds for abortions are now restricted to cases involving rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother. Abortion opponents say those restrictions should carry over to any health insurance sold through a new marketplace envisioned under the legislation, an exchange where people would choose private coverage or the public plan."

A Democratic Congresswoman has also admitted to her California constituents gathered at a town-hall meeting that the health care reform bill covers abortions. In answer to a question from Ignacio Reyes a local pro-life advocate, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Cali.)said "Abortion will be covered as a benefit by one or more of the healthcare plans available to Americans, and I think it should be." (