Friday, February 26, 2010

At health care summit, Pelosi misleads on abortion

Yesterday at the big health care summit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied that the current health care reform legislation would fund abortion. Douglas Johnson of National Right to Life responds:
Speaker Pelosi has her own idiosyncratic dictionary, one in which federal agencies can pay for abortion on demand without spending "public funds" or "taxpayer funds" for abortion. In ordinary English, however, this is deceptive claptrap. ...

The Senate produced a final bill that is the most pro-abortion single piece of legislation to reach the floor of either house of Congress since Roe v. Wade. It would result in direct federal funding of abortion through Community Health Centers, tax subsidies for private plans that cover abortion (including some federally administered plans), and pro-abortion federal administrative mandates, among other problems.
Learn more about abortion in health care here.