Yesterday I posted about the Top Five Things You Don’t Know About Healthcare Reform, in which I said:
This will not be about Healthcare. It will be about Politically correct medicine. Forced Cholesterol Control. Forced weight loss. Forced Tobacco Cessation. Abortion on demand. I can’t wait until somebody decides nose-picking causes sinus damages, and we outlaw that, too. Drinking while pregnant will no longer be socially unacceptable; it will be a felony.
I just got this e-mail from a friend this morning about this website that makes me feel like a prophet:
WASHINGTON (Updated July 20, 2009) – Congressional Democratic leaders are aiming to bring massive “health care reform” bills to the floor of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives as soon as late July — bills that National Right to Life says “would result in the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.”
On July 15, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved a massive bill sponsored by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) on a 13-10 party line vote. A similar bill, H.R. 3200, backed by the House Democratic leadership, was approved by two House committees, with a third committee set to vote on it during the week of July 20. The White House supports the Kennedy bill and H.R. 3200.
Well, of course it does. The support of the Kennedy’s has not only been key to the Obama campaign’s win last November (by swaying those Democraps on the fence about Obama), it’s also been integral to Obama’s self-image as the leader of the free world. In gratitude for Ted Kennedy’s support, Obama pushed the idea of Carolin Kennedy Schlossberg asthe replacement for Hillary Clinton’s new York seat (a disastrous idea, as was eventually shown) and has been behind every Kennedy sponsored bill in the Senate, including the Health Care bill which has Ted’s fignerprints and name all over it.
Heck — Obama wants to emulate Ted Kennedy so much, he even got his girls a Portuguese Water dog; which is the preferred breed of the Kennedy’s.
“The Kennedy bill and the House Democratic leadership bill would result in the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade,” said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson. “These bills, which President Obama is pushing hard, would result in federally mandated coverage of abortion by nearly all health plans, federally mandated recruitment of abortionists by local health networks, and nullification of many state abortion laws. They would also result in federal funding of abortion on a massive scale. ”
Before approving the Kennedy bill, the Senate HELP Committee rejected a series of NRLC-backed amendments offered by pro-life Republican members of the committee. Specifically, the committee’s Democrats (with the exception of Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.) voted down an amendment by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wy.) to prevent health plans from being required to pay for and provide access to abortions, an amendment by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to prevent federal funding of abortions, and an amendment by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok.) to prevent nullification of many state laws regulating abortion. The pro-abortion majority even rejected a second Coburn amendment to protect the right of health-care providers to refuse to participate directly in providing abortions.
This in particular burns my ass. As a young nurse I was instructed to participate in what was termed a “necessary D&C” procedure on a woman at a clinic overseas, which quickly became apparent to be an elective abortion. I asked to leave, and was told in no uncertain terms that I would be disciplined severely if I did.
And I-have-never-forgotten. In retrospect, had I not been in the Army and been worried about going to Federal Prison, I would have done it.
You want to see physicans and nurses walk of the job en masse? Let this bill pass.
The imposition of sweeping pro-abortion mandates as part of “health care reform” is currently the top priority of many pro-abortion organizations, such as the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). These organizations are pushing for the abortion mandates both in public statements and in less visible lobbying efforts. In April, the president of PPFA said that her organization intends to use the health care legislation as a “platform” to guarantee access to abortion to “all women.” Likewise, the National Abortion Federation, an association of abortion providers, said, “NAF supports health care reform as a way to increase access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care, for all women.”
A third version of health-care restructuring legislation is still being written, behind closed doors, by members of the Senate Finance Committee.
So, there’s the other shoe dropping you were waiting for:
- Obama supports Health Care Reform because he supports anything Kennedy.
- This also probably explains the rush to pass Healthcare “reform” — so Ted will live long enough to see it.
- Ted supports Healthcare reform as a means to increase and mandate abortion on demand.
To view or download a detailed factsheet on the pro-abortion provisions of H.R. 3200 (PDF format), click HERE.
For additional documentation and background information about how “health care reform” bills could have a drastic impact on abortion policies, click HERE.
To contact your congressman or senator via e-amil or by phone via the Congressional switchboard, go to the website HERE.