posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 09:04 AM
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Sure, it is easy to say zero dollars from HCR bill will go towards abortion, but what of other federal funding or even state and county funds paid out
from some federal distributions?
Stupak's vote depended entirely on whether or not federal funding FROM THE HCR BILL was going to go toward abortion. Anything else is irrelevant to
his vote. If he wanted to stay in Congress and weed out any federal funding that goes toward abortion, then he certainly could have.
I would think that an abortion would be a little higher priced, unless we are talking about just next day emergency contraceptives like RU486 (was
that ever allowed in the US).
I'd rather not pay for the drugs to treat high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, etc. for people who choose to smoke all their lives and eat at
McDonald's all the time, either. But I don't get to hold back funding from them. Unfortunately, we don't often get to pick and choose where our
To think that someone should have the right to deny funding to a particular LEGAL medical procedure, when we don't have a choice about any OTHER
legal medical procedure seems like a clear case of entitlement to me.