Dems must choose Abortion agenda or Health Care

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Despite not being able to pay for this monstrosity of a health care bill, the Democrats are running into a few more huge problems in trying to get their health care reform rushed through congress.

First, in an embarrassing situation today, the Congressional Budget Office informed the Senate: Ya know this huge health care reform package you all just made? The one that proposes spending more money than we have?  The one which its #1 purpose was to reduce health care spending?  Yeah, well, we’ve analyzed it for you and we don’t see how it is going to accomplish any of that.  Nice try.

However, even though this health care bill won’t accomplish its main goal of reducing federal health spending, you can be sure that the Democrats have allowed for some of this record amount of spending to go towards funding abortions.  I suppose that’s one way to reduce health care costs – just get rid of the people we don’t want to take care of.

Even though the extreme spending by a government already in record deficit and debt should have given them pause – the democrats have rushed forward anyway.  And even though the Congressional Budget Office has now informed them that the bill stinks on ice – the democrats continue to rush forward with an even greater urgency to rush this bill through before the August recess.  (Quick – pass this thing before Americans know what we’ve done.)

But if danger of bankrupting America and risks of a worthless bill won’t stop them from passing this thing, there is something else that very likely will:  Abortion.

Obama and Democratic leaders in the house and senate are refusing to put language into this health care package that would prohibit federal funds going to pay for abortions.  However, most republicans and many pro-life democrats have stated they will not support a bill that funds abortion.  If this opposition sticks to their word, then the Democrats are going to have to make a decision.  If they don’t cut abortion out of their bill, I predict it will not pass – as it shouldn’t.

The trouble is that the funding of abortions could likely get passed through another way, as it often does.  Anytime an abortion provider is funded for any reason, it indirectly funds abortion.  It’s going to be an interesting battle to come.  And it will be one where a lot of pro-abortion Democrats are going to have to make difficult choice between getting health care reform passed and forwarding their abortion agenda.  Decisions, decisions.

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Anthony Nuccio July 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Great blog entry. I believe that if the federal government cuts out abortion for good, we can focus the money from it on different, more important healthcare issues such as cancer.

Aaron July 18, 2009 at 8:26 am

I predict (and hope) that they’ll let the bill fail rather than remove the abortion funding from it. Obama and most of his party are just too devoted to it to give an inch.

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