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WASHINGTON – Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that would affect millions of women and recast federal policy on the divisive issue. Federal funds for abortions are now restricted to cases involving rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother. Abortion opponents say those restrictions should carry over to any health insurance sold through a new marketplace envisioned under the legislation, an exchange where people would choose private coverage or the public plan. Abortion rights supporters say that would have the effect of denying coverage for abortion to millions of women who now have it through workplace insurance and are expected to join the exchange. Advocates on both sides are preparing for a renewed battle over abortion, which could jeopardize political support for President Barack Obama's health care initiative aimed at covering nearly 50 million uninsured and restraining medical costs. The dispute could come to a head with House and Senate floor votes on abortion this fall, a prospect that many lawmakers would like to avoid.
Yeah unfortunetly people are ignorant.
It's really too bad that Americans just don't understand that in order to be successfull, you will at once point have to pay for somebody else's crap.
It's just the way it is.
This is the way I feel about it. I am pro-choice, as in you have the choice to keep it in your pants. If you go and get pregnant its your own fault deal with the consequences. People will go absolutely bonkers. I can't even imagine it. I don't want my money going to abortions if they are not needed. That is for sure.
So you guys wouldnt want to pay for abortion ....... would you rather pay for 18 years of medi-cal and food stamps ??
Just because these girls make a mistake should we toss them aside and let them " deal with it" ?? because it doesnt suit our moral picture of a perfect society ??
Originally posted by David9176
It's absolutely unacceptable for me to pay for other abortions and I refuse to do it...PERIOD.
[edit on 5-8-2009 by David9176]