Democrats' health care bill will greatly increase abortions

During President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, he campaigned under the premise that abortion would be safe, legal and rare or words to that effect.  Unfortunately, the Democrats' proposed health care legislation will only increase abortions in America which are already being performed at the stunning rate of 1.2 million abortions each year.   Indeed, according to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.37 million abortions in America in 1996.  

In the Democrats' proposed health care legislation, abortion on demand would be mandated by the federal government in medical insurance policies.  There would be massive federal subsidies for abortions in America, even though a majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortions.  New abortion clinics would be mandated in the Democrats' bill.  Health care workers would be forced to participate in abortions or lose their jobs.    

President Obama's and the Democrats' health care legislation was already very bad.  For example, according to a Heritage Foundation worksheet, dated June 19, 2009, "Instead of empowering parents, President Obama's health care plan will chip away at the fundamental rights parents have in key health care decisions for their family by centralizing crucial health care decision-making over plans and benefits in Washington."   

Just as bad, "The President's health agenda would result in a major transfer of regulatory authority over health insurance and the kinds of benefits and medical treatments that families get in their health coverage. This could also compromise the rights of families to secure the kind of health coverage that is compatible with their ethical, moral, or religious convictions."  

The Obama health care plan contains bad economic news for American families.  The Heritage worksheet says:  "President Obama promised American families that under his health plan the average family would save $2,500. But independent analysis shows that less than 11 percent of American families would actually see that level of savings with the reforms proposed by the Administration."  

The Heritage worksheet goes on to say that, "As biomedical advances push us into ever-more murky ethical depths about everything from prenatal concerns to end-of-life decisions, the Obama health agenda would hand the moral compass over to anonymous bureaucrats to decide what questionable health benefits the government plan will cover. Taxpayer-funded abortions are just one of many potential problems.  

"Families need to be able to vote with their feet when it comes to abortion and other sensitive health care issues. They need the freedom to choose doctors and health plans that reflect their values. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals need protections of their right of conscience so they can practice according to their convictions respecting life. Religious doctors, nurses, and hospitals are the front lines in providing the care families need, particularly in low-income and rural areas. In spite of this, President Obama has already moved to overturn crucial federal protections of health care providers' consciences."  

All in all, the Obama and Democrats' health care proposals will be disastrous for the health care of families and individuals in America.  Worse yet, abortion will be mandated in insurance policies forcing the majority of Americans who are pro-life to pay for the gruesome procedure of abortion against their conscience.  The Obama/Democrat health care legislation must be defeated.  Americans need to call their Congressmen to tell them to vote no on the Obama/Democrat health care bill. 

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