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Saturday, June 13, 2009

FRC: Will Health Care Reform Force You to Pay for Abortions?

Sign our petition to House and Senate Leaders that abortion should be excluded from health care coverage

President Obama and the Democratic leadership are putting health care reform on a fast track, hoping to take control of 17 percent of the national economy in 6-8 weeks.

Any health care reform must address a number of factors, including affordability, accessibility, portability and transparency. Families, not government, should control how health care dollars are spent.

No health care reform should force us to perform or be complicit in actions we find offensive. A right of conscience protects physicians and other health providers from being compelled to do things that violate religious or moral briefs.

Of highest importance, under no circumstances should taxpayers be forced to give up what they have now, which is a firewall between their tax dollars and abortion. Because of the many ways health policy can be crafted to finesse this issue, as happened under the health insurance connector in Massachusetts, our position must be explicit: "If the legislation that is put to a vote in Congress does not explicitly exclude abortion, it will unquestionably include it and we will oppose it."

Please watch this video and then sign our petition to House and Senate leaders telling them that you oppose forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions in any health care reform plan.

Will Health Care Reform Force You to Pay for Abortions?

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

1 comment:

Nancy Harris said...

With various health care reform bills floating around both the House and the Senate, President Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops to get the votes that the bill needs, which is good news for the public option. President Obama continues to rally behind health care reform. I am really concerned that the fiasco of this reform may make Obama a one-term president.