Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pro Life America, but a Pro Abortion Congress

While on the treadmill one morning, a news headline on the television caught my eye, "New Poll shows 61% of Americans oppose public funding of abortions."  CNN continued on to say that  in addition,  51% of all Americans think women should pay for abortions out of their own pockets, even if they have private health insurance and no federal funds are involved.

Couple this new information with the two earlier polls this year showing that a majority of Americans now label themselves pro-life and you have to wonder who Congress is listening to while writing the Health care Reform bills.  While the Stupak Amendment prohibiting federal dollars paying for abortions barely passed in the House, House majority leaders announced the same week that they will work to strip the Stupak Amendment from the final version of the bill during conference committee.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has created a monthly Abortion Fee on all Americans in the Senate Bill for a new Government run health care plan to fund abortions. His plan provides for an unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion, even though nearly 2/3 of Americans oppose the federal funding of abortions.

While our country is becoming more pro-life, our Congress clings to a  diminished radical mentality of federally funded abortion.  This disconnect between the country and Congress is becoming more prevalent as the Health Care Bills are being debated and then votes are taken.

At this time, while the Senate bill is currently being debated, it is imperative to let our voices be heard on what we want for our country and the country we leave for our children.

1 comment:

  1. I would be careful to use the word "pro-abortion." I don't know of anyone who is pro-abortion. I myself am not pro-abortion. I am pro-life, but also pro-choice. Personally, the thought of ever being in the position of having to make that kind of decision is frightening. But I cannot project my circumstances on any other person and attempt to support legislating a "one size fits all" clause or bill.

    As far as federally funded abortion, there would have to be some pretty tough rules on that which would only cover cases of rape/incest, or when the mother's life is in danger if she takes her pregnancy to term.

    Pro-life, pro-choice, no federal funding unless an extreme or life threatening case... But not pro-abortion... That's pretty much my position.

    Hugs,

    Ben

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