WSJ: "Abortion is new front in health
Love the title.
I said in my last post
that although I don't like some of Randall Terry's antics, he is
helping fuel the tension about abortion in any healthcare plan. It
takes a village, as someone once said.
The combination of pro-life citizens at town hall meetings asking the
abortion question (as I personally witnessed at a town hall meeting
last week, when well over half the questions and comments were about
abortion), calls, emails, letters to congresspersons, protests outside
offices of town hall-challenged wimps of Democrat congresspersons,
letters to the editor in newspapers, and posts, articles, columns, and
dialogue on the Internet are creating a crescendo.
This is good not only as abortion relates to the healthcare issue, but
on the topic of abortion in general. Pro-lifers are finding and showing
their muscle, gaining strength from each other. Abortion is unwanted
not only in healthcare but period. This has got to be freaking
pro-aborts out. They never have and never will have the ability to
muster public reaction against abortion like pro-lifers do. And they DO
NOT like to talk about abortion.
But I digress. Here are some choice excerpts from the WSJ piece:
Anti-abortion groups are gearing up for a battle in the fall over
health-care legislation, another headache for Democrats who already
face concerns about the measure's cost and reach....
While it gets less attention than some other parts of the plan,
abortion has often been raised by critics at town-hall meetings during
the August congressional recess....
Abortion opponents say they will be satisfied only if a health bill
specifically bans all abortion coverage in any federally subsidized
plan. They note that Congress has already established similar bans in
other federally funded health programs, such as Medicaid, health
insurance for federal workers and military plans. The only exceptions
are for rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother....
Anti-abortion activists have attended town-hall meetings and plan to
hold prayer vigils in front of lawmakers' district offices before the
legislators return to Washington in September....
Planned Parenthood members have shown up at some town-hall meetings....
Date: August 27, 2009
to this article.
this article to a friend.
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