“The abortion provisions in the Manager’s Amendment to the Senate bill do not maintain this commitment to the legal status quo on abortion funding. Federal funds will help subsidize, and in some cases a federal agency will facilitate and promote, health plans that cover elective abortions. All purchasers of such plans will be required to pay for other people’s abortions in a very direct and explicit way, through a separate premium payment designed solely to pay for abortion. There is no provision for individuals to opt out of this abortion payment in federally subsidized plans, so people will be required by law to pay for other people’s abortions. States may opt out of this system only by passing legislation to prohibit abortion coverage. In this way the longstanding and current federal policy universally reflected in all federal health programs, including the program for providing health coverage to Senators and other federal employees, will be reversed. That policy will only prevail in states that take the initiative of passing their own legislation to maintain it.”
Read the entire Catholic Online story here.I know quite a few people have been willfully blind to the abortion funding that is proposed in this bill. They are the same people who voted for Obama and shook their heads whenever his views on abortion were brought up. They are often Catholics who try to pretend that the horrors of abortion do not exist and hide behind the term "social justice."
Social justice is incredibly important. Yet we can't consider any bill that funds the murder of innocent children to be a step in the direction of "social justice."