ObamaCare to Fund Abortions… So What?


I’ve seen a lot of righteous indignation at the idea that President Obama’s healthcare plans will fund abortions with taxpayer money. And the fact is crystal clear that ObamaCare will do just that. After much hemming and hawing and backing and filling from both the White House and a complicit press corps, Peter Orszag, the White House Budget Director, admits as much, as he says he’s not “prepared to rule it out.” Right. And we all know what that means.

But it’s no use getting our knickers in a twist over this plan in particular. It’s just another bucketful of our money, after all. In truth, the sad fact is that hundreds of millions our taxpayer dollars already go to fund abortions, and have done so for years. Last year alone, Congress gave Planned Parenthood $350 million (34% of their annual revenue), and if 2008 is any indicator, our funding this year will allow them to perform in excess of 300,000 abortions in 2009.

Sadly, whether we like it or not, our taxes will continue to pay for abortions, whether ObamaCare flourishes or withers on the vine. Last month Congress voted down a measure to strip Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding. Mike Pence (R-IN), who authored the unsuccessful measure, says he will keep fighting:

“How the federal government spends taxpayer money says a great deal about who we are as a nation. Federal spending should reflect the cherished values of an overwhelming majority of American taxpayers. Even pro-choice advocates oppose taxpayer funding of abortion and it is morally wrong to commit the tax dollars of pro-life Americans to promoting or performing abortions at home and abroad. It is deeply disturbing that this Democrat Congress just defeated the will of a strong majority of the American people who oppose federal funding for abortion.

“While our Democrat colleagues talk about their desire to reduce abortions, today’s vote suggests otherwise. You can’t reduce abortions by funding abortion providers with taxpayer dollars.”

If you don’t want your tax dollars going to fund abortions, forget about ObamaCare for the time being. Start with the measure that’s been in place for years; work to de-fund the organization that continues to get our money, continues to perform abortions, continues to flout the law, and continues to give illegal advice to young girls in need of real help.

If you really want to stop your dollars from funding abortions, de-fund Planned Parenthood.



One Response to ObamaCare to Fund Abortions… So What?

  1. Sammy says:

    All obama will do is outsource anyways. Just think about the all the lobbyists flocking to Washington DC because of obama’s reckless over-spending of $2 TRILLION in just 6 months, which alone is increasing the National Debt by 20%.

    Politicians take people’s money and reward the large corporations, in this case companies in the health care industry, since they have the money to more effectively lobby politicians. In the end smaller businesses will be hurt.

    Politicians will only reward companies that will be in their best political interest. Honestly, when can you really trust politicians since they are basically professional liars, and being president just means you are the best liar of the time. Why not just give the money directly from the people to the companies and take politicians in government out of the equation?

    obama is going to recklessly spend TRILLIONS of tax payers’ money just to give insurance to about 25% of those who do not have it. Over 50% of people’s income go towards taxes, just imagine how many more people will afford health care insurance if their income is almost doubled because of dramatic tax cuts.

    Competition is what is needed. It lowers prices of products and services, along with developing new innovations. All of which will benefit consumers. You need to remember that monopolistic tendencies can also apply to government.

    The reason why the cost of insurance is high is because politicians in government mandate insurance companies to increase their premiums to pay for ridiculous things. In addition, politicians put up regulations so that Americans are not allowed to get insurance from another state and use the coverage in their own state. This reduces competition making it more expensive for people to get insurance. On top of that medical professionals are not allowed to freely practice their profession in any US state without taking a long and tedious licensing process. This again increases the cost of medical insurance.

    In the end, the problem with most economic issues is too much government intervention of the economy by politicians, who will only tend to do things for political self interest. Just like how obama nationalized GM to pander to its unions. Politicians can barely run government, yet people think they can run a multi-national auto manufacturing company?

    The solution is SMALLER government, LESS spending, and LOWER taxes.

    [Stoutcat says: Sammy, you had two duplicate comments. I deleted one. And thanks for commenting!]

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