The truth is out there, but alas, we don't know who to believe. President Obama met with clergy recently and told them that those who claim his health care plan will provide taxpayer funding for abortions are "bearing false witness." (It kills me when people who deny the Christian heritage of a country as large as America, quote the Bible when they think it suits their purpose.)
Today, The American Family Association released details of the bill, and what they found represents a completely different story. The AFA reports that The Capps Amendment which was passed by Democrats in the Energy and Commerce Committee in July, specifically says that the public health insurance option shall provide coverage for abortion services.Earlier this month, California Democrat Zoe Lofgren admitted in a town hall meeting that abortion will be covered by one or more plans available to Americans. The Associated Press has also reported that Obama Health Care would allow a new government sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions.
So, Who's telling the truth? While we don't know the complete answer to that question, it certainly bears looking into. While a topic as controversial as abortion is hard to sort through on the pages of a blog, I will say that as a Christian, I am Pro-Life and in no way do I want my tax dollars to go toward the providing of one.
This is yet another case of our legislators not having enough information to responsibly vote on this healthcare package. One side says one thing, others say something else, and yet we, the citizens who will be living with the fallout, are condemned if we question. I encourage all of my readers to contact their legislators to insist that they find out the truth before voting.
If like me, you agree that all of God's creation is precious, then a child's life may depend upon your actions.
Posted by Teri's Christian Commentary at 12:08 PM 0 comments
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