Amy’s Life in Brief


Paying for Abortions
November 11, 2009, 8:08 pm
Filed under: health insurance | Tags: ,

First thing I want to start of saying is that I am by no means an expert on the health care reform bill that was passed by the House of Representatives and that is going on to the Senate for debate.

What I am going to say, though, is that I’m a little frustrated that the possibility of any kind of health care reform can be tanked simply because a group of people wants to take this as an opportunity to change the availability of abortions.

The thing is, folks, you are probably paying for abortions in one way or another, even if they are not federally funded. If you are paying (or your employer, on your behalf) health insurance premiums and your health insurance covers abortions, you are paying for abortions. If you or a loved one sees a medical provider that performs abortions, you are in a way supporting that providers ability to continue to provide that service to women.

I am just frustrated that any progress we’ve made is going to grind to a halt because of this issue. I have friends on the pro-life side. I know that they feel by restricting access to abortions they are saving the lives of babies. But, if health care reform is halted because of this issue, people are going to die. People are dying now because they don’t have coverage. People are losing their homes and everything they’ve worked for because they don’t have coverage and they get sick. Something has to be done and we can’t let this one issue unravel everything.

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I couldn’t agree more.

There was a progressive or lapsed Catholic (often considered one & the same : ) who wrote a piece criticizing church officials for their vocal opposition on abortion but wondered why the same fervor wasn’t used in reforming the state of the health care here in the US.

Comment by Kia

I agree as well. There was a discussion on abortion on one of the best known blogs in Ohio. I posted a link to your post because I thought it was so well written. If you start to see some people from Ohio show up at your site, that’s probably why.

Comment by Madrigal Maniac

Actually…I just looked at my feedjit and I have had a ton of traffic from Ohio! Thanks for the link!!

Comment by oregonamy1972

Here’s an interesting link …something I wasn’t aware of…
http://www.feministing.com/archives/018880.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Feministing+(Feministing)

I guess hypocrisy knows no bounds!

Comment by oregonamy1972




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