Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, has a theory which he's learned from years of dealing with Washington: if it's not specifically prohibited in a bill, then it's probably included.
He applies this to current health care legislation.
In short, the health care reform bills being considered in both the House and Senate attempt to be silent on the key question of whether or not to allow the U.S. government to fund abortions with taxpayers' money, while simultaneously giving the health and human services secretary the power to allow taxpayer-funded abortions.
A new Gallup poll, conducted in May, finds that 51 percent of Americans call themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42 percent "pro-choice." When it comes to taxpayer funding of abortion, the numbers of those who oppose this practice are even higher, topping 70 percent. Read Tony Perkins' entire article in the Washington Times.