from Focus on the Family
A key U.S. House committee voted down an amendment late Friday that would have prohibited taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions under health-care reform.
The measure, offered by Reps. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and Joseph Pitts, R-Pa., failed on a 27-31 vote.
Without such a ban, government and private health plans may be required to offer abortion coverage.
Ashley Horne, federal issues analyst for Focus on the Family Action, said President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress are not keeping their promises to reduce abortions.
"They have shot down every single attempt in both the House and the Senate to make sure that abortion funding is kept out of the health-care proposal," she explained.
Horne said the language in the health-care reform plan may be confusing, because it does not specifically mention "abortion" coverage. But the rejection of pro-life amendments reveals what the bill truly means.
"The reality is, if this proposal passes, there will be unlimited funding of abortions," she said.
If the bill doesn't prohibit funding abortion, then it is a thinly disguised attempt at passing FOCA.
We will be paying for abortions with our tax dollars.