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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Does Obamacare Fund Abortions

No matter what side of the abortion issue you are on, do you expect health insurance companies to pay for it on your dime?

Whether you agree with abortion or not, should you be paying for others if they choose to abort their babies?

The Politico reports that according to anti-abortion groups, language written into the controversial healthcare reform bill aka Obamacare, that is exactly what would happen should it pass.

The groups, which are launching a broad campaign on the issue this week, claim that existing health care proposals constitute a stealth “abortion mandate” that will spend taxpayer money on abortions and require insurance companies to cover abortions — allegations that health care reform supporters call misleading.

“President Obama keeps on talking about common ground, and there is really, really common ground on funding issues,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, the group organizing the planned three-week campaign on the issue. “Almost no one wants to fund abortion, regardless of their position on abortion as a whole.”

Yoest’s group plans to release a letter to Barack Obama on Thursday in which it cites, according to its reading of proposed legislation, “our belief that the bills are intended to include abortion.”

Barack Obama says the time for talk is over? Not until issues and questions like this are answered, thank you very much.