I looks like the House is getting set to vote on health care reform this weekend! The Susan B. Anthony List has a good ad targeting on the fence pro-life Democrats
I have talked to some people who are still confused as to how, exactly, the bill is considered pro-abortion or anti-life. The American Papist offers this 150 word explanation from American Principles Project contributor James Bell:
The Senate Health Care Reform Bill spends taxpayer dollars on health care plans that fund abortions, spends $12 billion on Community Health Centers that Planned Parenthood will be eligible for, gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius the right to declare abortion as a pre-existing condition to be covered under every health care plan in the federal exchange under the Mikulski Amendment, eliminates conscience protections for insurance providers and fails to ensure them for doctors and nurses, trip-wires the direct funding of abortions if external legislation is repealed, and forces everyone including men and old women to pay at least $1 (to be raised under jurisdiction of Congress) to a fund for “reproductive rights” that will cover 100% of the cost for anyone who gets elective abortions. To say that the Senate Health Care Reform Bill is the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade is an understatement.
National Right to Life has a more detailed analysis.
I’ve been having a hard time keeping track of the WHIP count as it bounces back and forth. I have a feeling that, among those “on the fence,” we won’t know who’s solidly where until they actually vote. So we just need to make our phone calls, pray and trust in God’s will.
“Most merciful Jesus, I beseech You through the intercession of Your dearest Mother who nurtured You from childhood, bless my native land. I beg You, Jesus, look not on our sins, but on the tears of little children, on the hunger and cold they suffer. Jesus, for the sake of these innocent ones, grant me the grace that I am asking of You for my country.” (St. Faustina)
May the most just, the most lovable, and the most high Will of God be done, be fulfilled, be praised and exalted in all things forever. Amen.