Hopefully it can pass the Senate and get past Obama’s veto. This will save lives and not force pro-lifers to fund abortions. (I thought pro-legalized abortionists were pro-choice? Why don’t they want pro-lifers to have the choice of whether to pay to kill the unborn?)
The White House strongly opposes the bill. In a policy statement, the administration wrote that the bill “intrudes on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care; increases the tax burden on many Americans; unnecessarily restricts the private insurance choices that consumers have today; and restricts the District of Columbia’s use of local funds, which undermines home rule.”
“Reproductive freedom” is one of those deadly inaccurate sound bites. Here’s a scientific fact for the President: If someone wants an abortion, they have already reproduced.
How odd that he cares about the tax burdens, especially when this is the equation: More dead babies = less taxes. I’m all for low taxes, but not by killing unwanted human beings. His moral schizophrenia never fails to disappoint.
Life News reports that the public supports banning funding for abortions:
A majority of Americans object to the use of taxpayer money for funding abortion, according to numerous polls — including a survey CNN conducted in early April showing Americans oppose public funding of abortion by a margin of 61% to 35%.
That’s a pretty big majority. Hopefully the Democratic Senators will realize they’ll be handing their opponents a gift if they vote against it.
And also notes that cutting off funding makes a big difference in the number of abortions:
Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican who is the lead sponsor of the bill, informed the House that a study by the Guttmacher Institute, the pro-abortion former research apparatus of Planned Parenthood, released a study noting that one-quarter of women who otherwise would have had abortions chose to give birth when taxpayer dollars were not available to pay for abortions of their children.
And I think that some behaviors may change if they know the government won’t pay for abortions.