For the past week the United States Senate has been debating their version of the Health Care reform bill. This past week saw the defeat of a measure that would have struck down funding for abortions that is presently contained in the bill.
In the present draft, and I emphasize it is a draft bill, the bill mandates that at least one health insurance plan available through a government exchange, which receives taxpayer subsidies, must provide abortion coverage there is prevision for another one to not allow the coverage. Here is the problem as I see it.
If you are a long time reader of this blog you know that I oppose abortion. Because of my opposition to abortion I do not want my tax money to go to support abortion. I am a realist and understand that people have abortions and although I believe that the one who performs the abortion and the one who has the abortion cooperate in murder I understand it happens. I just don't want to pay for it.
I agree that we have a need to reform health care in this country. I would disagree with some members of Congress that the United States has a Constitutional right to force all people to purchase health insurance. I do not believe that health care is a right guaranteed by our Constitution. I also don't think the government should be involved in the insurance business. We have done such a wonderful job with other things the government runs that I can only imagine how well they would do with this nonsense. And the cost is way too high!
We need reform yes, but reform that all can buy into so to speak. Do not use my tax dollars to fund abortion as it is against everything that I believe in. What is the rush. Slow down and take your time.