Conservatives Wary of Abortion Coverage in Health Care Reform
- Nathan Black - Christian Post Reporter
- Jul 11, 2009
As House Democrats speed toward unveiling their health care reform package, conservatives are actively campaigning against letting it slip by with abortion coverage.
On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved adding a provision to the health care bill that would require abortion groups to be included in any health insurance network created by the bill, according to Family Research Council.
"It's ironic that Senator Mikulski (D-MD) and the committee Democrats would consider taxpayer-funded abortions to be a health care benefit since the baby gets no health care benefit from abortion," said FRC president Tony Perkins. "President Obama and the Democrat leadership claim they want to 'reduce' abortion, but you don't reduce abortion by funding it."
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