Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life - not end it.
Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page government takeover of health care does just that. On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan. The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.
What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan. It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.” The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account - and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.
Section 213 describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run plan. The Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.
There WILL be abortions at public expense if the Health Care Destruction Bill passes. It's just a matter of how well Pelosi and Co. can hide it or disguise it. More here:
Speaker Pelosi’s Government-Run Health Plan Will Require a Monthly Abortion Premium
Please, write your representative and tell him or her that you are watching and you won't be fooled by accounting tricks and soothing language. This morning I've written to my representative, Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), and to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), House Republican leader to encourage him to keep fighting.