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    AmP Countdown: Time left to demand that Congress make health care reform pro-life: 2009-11-07 18:00:00 GMT-05:00

    Monday, July 13, 2009

    Senate Health Care Plan *does* fund abortions with taxpayer dollars

    Pro-abortion advocates in the House and Senate have been trying to hide the fact that, under their new health care plans, taxpayer dollars will be used to fund abortions. It's amazing to watch them try to squirm out of actually admitting it (as reported by FRC):
    HATCH: "...Would this include abortion providers? I mean, it looks to me like you're expanding it to... for instance, Planned Parenthood. Would that put them into this system?"
    MIKULSKI: "It would include women's health clinics that provide comprehensive services and under the definition of a woman's health clinic, it would include, uh, it would include, uh, Planned, uh, Parenthood clinics. It would, um, it does not expand in any way expand a service. In other words, it does not expand, um, uh, or mandate abortion service."
    HATCH: "No, but it would provide for them."
    MIKULSKI: "It would provide for any service deemed medically necessary or medically appropriate."
    HATCH: "Well, I would have a rough time supporting it on that basis. I just wanted to get that clarified. Thank you."
    HATCH: "Madam Chairman, would you be willing to put some language in [about] not including abortion services? Then I think you would have more support."
    MIKULSKI: "...No, I would not, uh, be willing to do that at this time." 
    FRC also reports the sad news that an attempt to scratch abortion coverage was defeated 11-12:
    Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) was the only Democrat to stand his ground and vote for life. If you'd like to help FRC in this battle to ban taxpayer-funded abortion, log on to our new site,, dedicated to promoting the rights to life and conscience.
    Now Planned Parenthood is desperate to get (more) federal money. And here's how they put it:
    "We've been deeply concerned that women would be the first targets in health care reform and now it's happened. Yesterday, anti-choice Senator Orrin Hatch launched an attack on Planned Parenthood and the U.S. senators who were trying to help women."
    Take a look at this Planned Parenthood claim:
    "Instead of telling the truth, [Sen. Hatch] claimed that it mandates abortion coverage in an attempt to drum up opposition. This is an outright lie — and we need your help to fight back."
    But if Planned Parenthood is telling the truth, and abortions won't be covered... then why did Sen. Mikulski oppose adding language to explicitly exclude abortions? Because Planned Parenthood is lying.

    Jodi Jacobson at my favorite-radical-abortion-agenda-website-to-expose RH Reality Check mimes the Planned Parenthood talking points and claims that abortions won't be covered. Well she's right - abortions aren't covered directly. Abortion providers are covered. But that's not really a difference, is it?

    Because the pro-life movement is under fairly constant attack these days for using "incendiary" language, let's extract a few lines from the super-popular liberal blog DailyKos:
    [Senator] Hatch! I pay for YOUR health care, I've paid for your health care for years with my tax dollar.

    Now, you'd better listen up and get it straight about health care for American women.

    And you can take your anti-woman religiosity and stuff it up in your place where the sun never shines.

    We American woman are getting mighty tired of the idiotic shenigans of Republican Senators, from David Vitter, the whoremaster of Louisiana, to Larry Craig of Idaho who tap dances in men's bathrooms, to John Ensign of Nevada and his corrupt crony Tom Coburn of Oklahoma who heads the secret sweety payoff to silence committee.
    Ah, don't you love that liberal temperate language?

    LifeNews recommends taking this action if you are concerned about your tax dollars paying for abortions:
    See the members of the committee and send them an email or call them in response to the vote for the pro-abortion Mikulski amendment. Tell them you don't want abortion coverage in health care.
    Phone calls are more effective than emails. And don't be scared about picking up the phone - the staff of these offices are used to hearing from the constituents back home. Add your voice.

    update: video:

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