Sunday, March 21, 2010

Does the HC Bill contain taxpayer funded abortions?

Rep. Boehner says yes, Nanci Pelosi says no?

Here you have Pelosi emphatically denying that abortions will be funded by taxpayer funds in the bill.  On the other hand you have Rep. Boehner insisting that it does as well as the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The following is from CNS News – “The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a 13-page document explaining why the Senate bill allows tax dollars to funded abortion.

“Of the two bills, only the House bill conforms to current law on abortion funding,” reads the document. They credit that to Stupak’s amendment.

“Thus under the Senate bill, notwithstanding ‘the segregation of funds’ provision, federal subsidies will be used to help expand access nationwide to abortion coverage,” reads the document.”

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) released a statement warning that President Obama and congressional Democrats are seeking to thwart the will of the majority of Americans that there not be taxpayer funding of abortion.

“To force their government takeover of health care through Congress, House Democrats will have to pass the Senate bill, which includes a loophole that would permit government funding of abortion and an ‘abortion premium’ fee that forces taxpayers to subsidize insurance policies covering abortion,”

So, who do you believe?

On the one hand, you have the ultra liberal from San Fransicko telling us, no and on the other hand you have a room full of Catholic Bishops telling us yes. So, who do you believe?

Don’t take my word for it, follow the sources.

It is important to remember the other emphatic denials made by the President and Pelosi that the bill does not create death panels to ration care because of the unsustainability of costs. 

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