Love the title....
I said in my last post that although I don't like some of Randall Terry's antics, he is helping fuel the tension about abortion in any healthcare plan. It takes a village, as someone once said.
The combination of pro-life citizens at town hall meetings asking the abortion question (as I personally witnessed at a town hall meeting last week, when well over half the questions and comments were about abortion), calls, emails, letters to congresspersons, protests outside offices of town hall-challenged wimps of Democrat congresspersons, letters to the editor in newspapers, and posts, articles, columns, and dialogue on the Internet are creating a crescendo.
This is good not only as abortion relates to the healthcare issue, but on the topic of abortion in general. Pro-lifers are finding and showing their muscle, gaining strength from each other. Abortion is unwanted not only in healthcare but period. This has got to be freaking pro-aborts out. They never have and never will have the ability to muster public reaction against abortion like pro-lifers do. And they DO NOT like to talk about abortion.
But I digress. Here are some choice excerpts from the WSJ piece:
Anti-abortion groups are gearing up for a battle in the fall over health-care legislation, another headache for Democrats who already face concerns about the measure's cost and reach....
While it gets less attention than some other parts of the plan, abortion has often been raised by critics at town-hall meetings during the August congressional recess....
Abortion opponents say they will be satisfied only if a health bill specifically bans all abortion coverage in any federally subsidized plan. They note that Congress has already established similar bans in other federally funded health programs, such as Medicaid, health insurance for federal workers and military plans. The only exceptions are for rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother....
Anti-abortion activists have attended town-hall meetings and plan to hold prayer vigils in front of lawmakers' district offices before the legislators return to Washington in September....
Planned Parenthood members have shown up at some town-hall meetings....
[HT: Kristina H.]
The entire healthcare issue can be summed up in one question:
Is each individual human life immeasurably valuable?
Because what's currently composed in HR 3200 is FOCA for the pre-born and the bending of the bell curve at the end of life - a point reaffirmed again and again.
If Terry were smart - he'd latch onto that question and drive it home.
Discuss what it means to reject the sanctity of human life: Abortion & Euthanasia.Posted by: Chris Arsenault at August 27, 2009 11:21 AM
Does anyone know if there are any other unnecessary surgeries that would be funded by Obamacare? As in, would it pay for breast implants, et cetera.Posted by: Marauder at August 27, 2009 1:28 PM
Chris A., that's a pretty good summary of the most of my objections to the healthcare plan. How much is one life worth? Pre-born, elderly, in between - does not matter. A life is a life and all lives are irreplacable.
My other objections have to do with the vast amount of money this is going to cost (especially in light of the current deficit, let alone what it would be AFTER this would go into effect), the fact that we'd end up footing the bill for illegal immigrants, and the amount of freedom of choice we'd have to choose doctors, treatment plans, etc.Posted by: army_wife at August 27, 2009 5:09 PM