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Abortion Care

By on 11.5.09 | 4:34PM

From today's Drudge Report. Minority Leader Boehner indicates that "Speaker Pelosi’s Government-Run Health Plan Will Require a Monthly Abortion Premium":

On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan. The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.

What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan. It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.”

But why should this surprise any of us?

According to the misguided reasoning of Roe v. Wade or Planned Parenthood v. Casey, abortion is a right. This "right" stems from the manufactured "right to privacy" that is found exactly nowhere in the U.S. Constitution (a conversation for another day). Nevertheless, to many, it's there and thus recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court.

So, just who is shocked that a contrived civil right would get government protection (i.e., funding)? Once the government becomes the health care provider, how will it be able to deny financial assistance for a civil right?

Anyone who believes that abortion won't eventually become a part of government run health care needs to start paying attention; you're kidding yourself.

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