It is complicated on purpose.
It is the reason Harry Reid did not want people to read the bill.
He has hidden within a maze of legalese, methods of making it seem that Federal Funding of Elective Abortions has been removed without actually removing it.
The withholding of this bill from the eyes of Congress and the American People with an artificial deadline of voting completion by Christmas is proof Reid and Obama know full well this is not what the American People want and is using trickery to sleaze this Abortion of a “Health Care Bill” into law in spite of it’s disapproval by a Majority of Americans.
I call this Congressional High Crime
Sen. Reid’s Government-Run Health Plan STILL Requires a Monthly Abortion FeePosted by GOP Leader Press Office on December 19th, 2009
Fixed it is not. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) latest health care “manager’s amendment” would STILL levy a new “abortion premium” fee on Americans under the Democrats’ health care plan. Just like the original 2,032-page, government-run health care plan from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) and the last version of Senator Reid’s 2,074-page bill, this latest 383-page amendment levies an abortion premium and does not fix the problem of government funds being used to subsidize elective abortions.
Under Reid’s “manager’s amendment,” there is no prohibition on abortion coverage in federally subsidized plans participating in the Exchange. Instead the amendment includes layers of accounting gimmicks that demand that plans participating in the Exchange or the new government-run plan that will be managed by the Office of Personnel Management must establish “allocation accounts” when elective abortion is a covered benefit (p. 41). Everyone enrolled in these plans must pay a monthly abortion premium (p. 41, lines 5-8), and these funds will be used to pay for the elective abortion services. The Reid amendment directs insurance companies to assess the cost of elective abortion coverage (p. 43), and charge a minimum of $1 per enrollee per month (p. 43, lines 20-22).
In short, the Reid bill continues to defy the will of the American people and contradict longstanding federal policy by providing federal subsidies to private health plans that cover elective abortions. The new language does include a “state opt-out” provision if a state passes a law to prohibit insurance coverage of abortion, but it’s a sham because it does nothing to prevent one state’s tax dollars from paying for elective abortions in other states.
A majority of Americans believe that health care plans should not be mandated to provide elective abortion coverage, and a majority of Americans do not believe government health care plans should include abortion coverage. Currently, federal appropriations bills include language known as the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while another provision, known as the Smith Amendment, prohibits federal funding of abortion under the federal employees’ health benefits plan. Under the Reid “manager’s amendment” the new health care plan that will mirror the federal employees’ plan and be managed by the Office of Personnel Management will NOT be subject to the Smith Amendment.
Leader Reid’s latest health care proposal is an affront to the American people and drastically moves away from current policy. In a statement released by National Right to Life Committee legislative director Douglas Johnson said, “The new abortion language solves none of the fundamental abortion-related problems with the Senate bill, and it actually creates some new abortion-related problems.” The American people deserve more from their government than being forced to pay for abortion. The pro-life Stupak/Pitts amendment passed the House by a vote of 240 to 194, enjoying the overwhelming support of 176 Republicans and 64 Democrats. The Stupak/Pitts Amendment codifies current law by prohibiting federal funding of elective abortions under any government-run plan or plans available under the Exchange. The Reid plan ignores the will of a bipartisan majority of the House, and indeed the American people, by rejecting this bipartisan amendment.
Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it – and the American people agree. House Republicans have offered a common-sense, responsible solution that would reduce health care costs and expand access while protecting the dignity of all human life. The Republican plan, available at HealthCare.GOP.gov, would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit all authorized and appropriated federal funds from being used to pay for abortion. And under the Republican plan, any health plan that includes abortion coverage may not receive federal funds.
UPDATE: Here is a detailed critique of the new Reid abortion language from the National Right to Life committee.
57 Responses to “Sen. Reid’s Government-Run Health Plan STILL Requires a Monthly Abortion Fee”
- Robert R. Kern Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:16 pm Dear Sir: What can be done? If our people would be run with debased passion, then they must hide the proof. To shine light into the dark corners of 21st Century Americans is to see a cesspool of iniquity that abortion might just remove! “Out, out damned spot!” said a murderer of the past. To compound such foolishness with thievery is typical of the political process, Republican and Democrat alike. May God have mercy on your corrupt scarlet lettered hearts. you lewd fellows of the baser sort. You have danced with the devil and you will have to pay the piper. A pox on your whole 435 member house.
- Ralph Logan Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:16 pm Great Work John make sure Nelson sees this…or maybe he is bought off completely
R Logan Cincinnati
- Alan Anderson Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:18 pm We can lay this whole fix that we are now in on the Leaders of the Republican party and George W. Bush when they were in office. They were as irresponsible as any liberal democratin their spending practices and in the increasing size of government. It is the Republicans irresponsibility and the irrational behaviour in all things financial that led to the democrats regaining the control of congress and the White House. A pox on both political parties.
- Ramsey Sallman Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:19 pm Dear Congressman Boehner,
The Democrat’s health care bill in the house or the senate should be stopped. There is too much time being waisted on one issue such as abortion. These tactics are used as a diversion, it makes the Republicans look like they support the bills, but they want a little tweak here(abortion)and a little tweak there (medicare cuts)and they will happy to sign up for the Democrat’s plans. The Republicans should stop both the house and the senate bills from passing in its entirety. Therefore, the Republicans leaders when speaking to the media should stress not only their outrage over the ebortion and medicare issues but their opposition to the Democratic’s health bills. The democrats have bribed all 60 senetors, and now they have the numbers to pass the Reid’s health bill in the senate. What are the Republicans going to do to stop this health care juggernaut that the majority of the American people oppose? Thank you.
- pap Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:19 pm The bastards are forcing me out of my own country.
Either pay up and kill children or go to jail what the hell is this all about and then im to just go along with it and loose my integrity my soul no no.
What the hell is this it is one thing to have the Supreme Court determine it is a privacy issue abortion and then limit it under certain conditioins but to mandate through legislation that all of us now have to be invloved with the funding of abortion the killing of their child that is a violation of my pr9ivacy and my rights to not kill human beings now that is a fundamental right a liberty right guaranteed under the constitutioin or Harry reed, obama and nancy Pelosi are already running the bannana republic of America
- Renita Peeler Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:21 pm I think this bill is nothing but unabashed communism! Anyone who votes for it is a Marxist, plain and simple. I hope the people will remember this in 2010, but just as much, I hope that when the Republicans regain control of Congress that they repeal this godforsaken abomination! PLEASE, do ALL YOU CAN to stop this, and if the worst happens, PLEASE REPEAL IT the moment the new Congress meets in Jan. 2010!
This is a sad day for this country, and I hope Ben Nelson loses his office in a landslide to a real conservative!!!!!
- pap Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:22 pm I say this once and listen up WAKE UP
MR PATRICK MANION
- Stuart Johnson Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:23 pm Dear Mr Boehner,
I am appalled by the Democrats. I have written Sens. Udall, Bennett, and Nelson the following (with slight variations for Mr Nelson):
Dear Mr. Udall,
Since your voice mailbox was inconveniently full, I am writing this email on behalf of my wife and me to protest in the strongest way I know how your support of the Obamacare bill. I came from a socialist medical system, and I am deeply disturbed that you would even remotely stand with Democrats to bring this monstrosity to the United States of America. I have had little direct involvement with elections and politics for the last 20 years, but I promise, if you do support this bill, we will do everything we can as a couple to make sure that you do not get another opportunity to go to Washington. If you were elected to represent Coloradans, why are you not listening to the will of the vast majority of her citizens? Shame on you.
We are conservatives first, and Republicans second, but if there’s anything we can do to eradicate this socialist takeover of the country, we will do it.
- Oldetimer Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:23 pm This diatribe is a good example of why an icreasing number of Americans are fed up with Congress. How can you responsibly claim to speak for “The
American People” when you know very well we are a diverse and heterogenous group of people. There are millions of American people who believe in freedom of choice. Isn’t that concept the basis of freedom and one of the philosophcial bases of our nation? When one group of people can force their will on others who disagree with them, freedom is gone.
Please remember, this issue is not a controversy between Anti-Abortion vs. Pro-Abortion, it is a controversy between Anti-Abortion and Pro-CHOICE!!!
I also wonder if the taxpayers pay for other medical insurance that is also elective. If government medical insurance covers other elective procedures, it must also cover abortions.
Please consider this: Preventing women from having abortions is no different from forcing women to have an abortion: Coercion is coercion.
I believe very strongly Mr. Boehner, that if you do not want to have an abortion, you should not be forced to have one.
- Geraldine Hickey Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:24 pm I am absolutely opposed to any taxpayer money being used for elective abortions. The majority of the American people do not want their tax money used to end innocent life which is what happens in an abortion. This is simply an outrage.
- Steven Grothaus Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:24 pm Kill the bill
- David Crocker Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:25 pm I think it’s high time for a full on revolt in this country. Our government has become a group of dictators jamming their beliefs down our throats. I don’t want even 1 cent of my tax dollars to pay for the murder of an unborn child. Harry Reid is directing a travesty of monumental proportions.
- Carol Vaught Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:25 pm Thank you for your continuing hard work and your indefatigable courage. I wish you were my senator, as neither of them listens nor represents me.
- Stephen Novell Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:26 pm I fully intend to defy this, I am a Christian who has signed the Manhattan Declaration. Reid and his pinko jackboots may come for me..
- Sandy Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:27 pm All these Democrats should be throw out of office. There is no Constitutional requirement for health care. But our legislators ignore the Constitution. Goodbye to the United States of America, welcome to the United States of Socialism. I also would like to know if there is any legal authority to charge the leaders of the House and Senate for all the gifts they gave to politicians as bribes to get their votes. And how can one State be allowed to forgo payments to the Government and all the rest have to?
- Duane and Dorothy Kofahl Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:28 pm We are appalled that the Democrats are pushing the Health Plan that covers so many issues the American people are AGAINST–starting in this article re: abortions being paid from we taxpayers. PLLLLEASE do everything possible to STOP them in their tracks before they VOTE…..starting Monday at 1 AM. They just spent millions to go to Copenhagen and came home with same results as the Olympics. Other countries do NOT like OBAMA or any of his administration….Thank you John Boehner for all you are doing-you HAVE to be totally frustrated and wiped out emotionally–we are with you——–get the DEMS out of office in NOV’2010
- Arthur F. McVarish Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:29 pm Sir~ Your anti-life, anti-Judaeo/Christian machinations will neither dupe the American people nor the Lord whose birthday the majority of the American polity acknowledge if not joyfully commemorate. You will stand before this Lord someday and render an account…Render to God the things that are God’s (the provenance & sacredness of Life)and Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s (Our American Constitution).In your self-apotheosizing acts of narcissism YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF GOD & CAESAR. You are neither. Next November 10th you will feel the condign wrath of the American people. God help you when
you stand before Him in all your mendacity and guile.
Arthur F. McVarish, Houston Texas. 26 year resident of Boston, Massachusetts.
- Eric Rose Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:30 pm Not read, poor legislation, vote Christmas Eve? Cowards!!! You work for us – 2010 you will hear us!
- Karen Diana Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:30 pm I know you are doing everything you can to stop the left wing from bankrupting our country and to stop the passing of any healthcare plan they come up with. Paying for abortions, even though I don’t pay taxes because my income is less than $21,000 a year, just makes my heart ache. I live in Illinois; I grew up in DuPage County when it was very conservative (my father was a Barry Goldwater conservative). I know everybody thinks Illinoisans are liberals, but we aren’t. My stomach hurts every time Obama refers to Chicago as his home town. He is not from here and will never be. He is an embarrassment to the great State of Illinois. And, we have had more than our share of embarrassments. The only thing he has done is learn and perpetuate all the corrupt things that go on in Chicago. Please continue to do your best for this country.
- Michael Fisher Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:30 pm In other words if the Dem health bill passes it will mean the Repubs will get the House and Senate back in 2010. It will also mean the collapse of the Dem party because loyal and patriotic Americans will push them so far into the desert they will never come back
- Sheri Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:32 pm Iam a 60yr old grandmother.Iam having such a difficult time believeing this could be happening in America.I was willing to give this president a chance,though I did not vote for him.I realize now that I owe it to my children and grandchild to fight this administration in every way I can.I will never pay one dime toward abortion.I do not care about the consequences.I have raised three fine men.All served in our millitary,2 during war time.This is not what they sacrificed for.As for senator Nelson you can not proclaim that you are pro life and at the same time help sanction abortion.If there are any good men left in Washington they need to take a stand for freedom.It is sad that out of 58 democratic senators and two independents there is not one good man or woman among them!
- susan Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:32 pm and now what can we do?
tell us.. we need your guidance.
- Rodney Brignoni Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:34 pm Dear GOP leadership, please do whatever you can to derail this madness. We can’t efficiently run the US Postal Service, and Cash for Clunkers and the Democrats want to take over our Health Care System? No sir, just say NO !
The American People are behind the GOP. We need this madness to STOP. Please stop government run Health Care !
- Mr Fate Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:35 pm Just try and get one dollar from me uber douche bag. I will cease to pay all taxes. Watch and TRY ME!
- Kent A. Rozycki Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:38 pm God save this once great country.
- gordon corey Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:39 pm Tell it to Nelson. What part of NO does the senate not understand. Enjoy these last govt jam jobs, not many will have their same govt jobs next election. Can’t wait.
- Mark Troyer Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:40 pm I am outraged that there will apparently be a two-tiered health care system in American. One for the the elected officials, who were sent to Washington, to represent hard working Americans best interests, and another health care system for American taxpayers, who pay these elected officials salaries. Tax dollars being spent for someone else’s irresponsible behaviour for an abortion is not my responsibility, even though some of the Washington elite politicians, apparently think so.
- K L Jones Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:41 pm The health care “reform” bill, by itself, is financial rape, and is no solution under any circumstances. To add to it forcing American citizens into a system that finances fetal murder is deplorable.
Some of us will go to jail first.
God have mercy on our country!
- Jill Putnam Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:44 pm Wheat from chaff… Think of all the nurses and doctors who don’t want to do this, too. No way can my family participate. We’ll have to do without health insurance and pay with cash IF our company drops us or doesn’t cover us. We might be fined or thrown in jail, even. Rep Boehner, this bill will lead to possibly the largest tax revolt in American history. The Amish don’t pay Social Security. Why should we who oppose abortion be forced against our will to fund abortions? We won’t do it. Who can promise that our Social Security or other taxes won’t be used to pay for this. How do we avoid funding it?
- Matthew Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:46 pm Why is this bill going to pass then? Why is the GOP not doing more to convince Lieberman or others NOT to vote for this healthcare bill.
why don’t the GOP hold a closed door mtg. with those Senators opposed to abortion funding and tell them the GOP is going to broadcast loud and clear to America about the abortion funding in this bill.
You need to speak out on this VERY Loudly before Monday’s vote.
America needs the GOP to speak out against this healthcare bill before Monday.
Speak to Lieberman, nelson and whoever else to get them to realize you will let it be known that a vote for this bill is a vote for abortion funding.
I am very very angry! This bill better be stoppped.
- Harold Beam Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:50 pm For the sake of our children and there children do not approve this bill. It will be the biggest mistake ever in the history of America.
- John Nelson Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:52 pm The Republicans sold conservatism down the river, and now we are paying the price.
- Dave Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:54 pm The GOP continues to battle the abortion issue, making it the seemingly main issue. This has given the GOP a label of “single issue argument”. The GOP has failed to address any of the other issues.
What has been ignored, and once becomes widely known and understood is the issue of forced enrollment. If you don’t enroll you face fines and/or jail.
Now all these unemployed people, struggling just to provide food and shelter will now be required to pay for insurance. How many of them are going to end up paying fines or going to jail?
Is there a reason the GOP ignores this issue? Do they feel that it is a “non-issue”?
The anger against the government is quickly coming to the breaking point. Corruption, bribery, pedophile czars, and the failure of either party to listen to their constituents.
This single issue focus is one of the reason for the rise of third parties, like the Tea Parties.
Time for the GOP to listen outside the beltline!
- Timothy Law Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:56 pm I hope the GOP will take a long run view of today’s events. Over the years, I hope we can unfund the elements required to manage the public insurance program, and eventually privatize the beast. We will never be able to vote it back out, but perhaps we can dismantle it piece by piece until it is private insurance.
- George McKenna Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 10:56 pm Please continue to fight against this monstrous scheme to force us all to subsidize the killing of unborn children. The Stupac language MUST remain in the final bill.
- ed Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:00 pm Reid doesn’t seem to realize that the Americam people have more power than he does, and that power will be brought to bear at election time.
- Thomas Bauer Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:00 pm Hello Mr. Boehner, Thank you, however the link you have provided for the HealthCare.GOP.gov is not available to the public at large. Would you please review and make it available?
Thomas G. Bauer
- Jeanne Dassel Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:02 pm Dear Rep. Boehner,
Please require the reading of the entire bill. It will be the only way for the American people to hear and undertand the contents of this monstrosity. We can all tape it and digest it accordingly, or perhaps not. Viva PeptoBismal!
- Karen Scruggs Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:07 pm Not fair to charge me an “abortion fee” with my insurance. I was “spayed” 28 years ago to avoid pregnancy and don’t wish to pay for someone who it too stupid to figure out what causes it. These damned democrats piss me off!
- Matthew Slater Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:08 pm I have a fair understanding of what you just said and I can, with relative confindence, say I agree. But “F’n” “s,” enough with the lawyer speak. Am I dumb or are we the people these days speaking like this. Why are lawyers running our country?
- Sue Schultz Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:09 pm Dear Leader Boehner,
I can’t tell you how tired I am of the outrageous things being done in the Senate at the hands of Reid. I am so very sorry that the Republicans did not get their act together until it was most likely too late. I am very depressed about the direction our country has taken under this administration and that I had no other choice but John McCain to vote for against Obama.
The Republicans have let us down and are only now behaving as true conservatives and trying to make a difference even though it appears you are tilting at windmills. I hope there is still a miracle to be had re: the stopping of this debacle of a bill passing.
It is so stressful knowing what our children have to look forward to. I don’t believe we can undo the damage that will be done due to this bill and cap and trade. Is there any hope? My hope is in the Lord of all creation that His will will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I hope that is your hope also.
- Dan Wright Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:10 pm I’ve mostly been a republican follower of the republican party all my life and voting democratic when I truly thought that was the best option at the time.
I’ve got to say at this point in my time of my life and the nation that I think it is time for a third party to evolve to take back what most of us hold true to our hearts and minds of the United States. Our freedoms has been stripped one layer at a time like that of an onion. We have had both parties fail us to the point that neither can function. Wills of individuals being thrust upon us regardless of constituent demands and needs.
I believe it is time to impose time limits upon which one can serve their nation and must depart to civilian life and accept civilian standards of living once departing with no chance to serve again and relinquishing those perks and privile
ges while in office.
The emergence of a third party is the only viable way of breaking this two party buffoonery which we have come to witness these past two decades plus.
I ask the nation openly…………..do we not have one person ( man or women ) that is driven by duty and purpose and not elected upon the premise of how much money is in the coffers and political influence from individuals and parties that have not the nation first.
I want the republican and democratic parties to know that I will not devote any more of my monies and time to support any more of your idealoligies. I will devote any energies and time to promoting the emergence of a democratic third party that is for the country and individuals.
I challenge you to openly read this to all your senate colleagues, and let them know that change will be on the way. I have thirty years plus to implement this change and will encourage my friends, children and grandchildren to do the same.
- Andrea Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:14 pm Mr. Boehner, will you also address the issue of the $500 billion cut in Medicare funding as well as the $400 increase in taxes required to pay for this plan, while Medicaid receives increased funding. It seems unfair that “old people” need to now be sacrificed for “poor people”. It looks like cost shifting, with costs going up all around for the taxpayer, whether they have private insurance, or end up forced into this private plan as they will when the private insurers go bankrupt. Thanks for all that you do.
- EJ Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:15 pm Senator Nelson not only sold out every state but Nebraska, he sold his soul.
- Roger Bradley Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:15 pm This utter,arrogant disregard for the will of the American people makes my blood boil. The arrogance of the congress has reached unforgivable heights. How long will this go unchecked? When is enough-enough? As a registered Son of the American Revolution, it appears that tyranny has reared it’s ugly head again. What is next? How far are we going to be pushed? It’s time these people are voted out, are warned NOW that this is the last straw, that we take to the streets, fight back loud and long, become a thorn in thier side. And if they continue to take away our freedom- lock and load. Never thought in a million years we would be here, but, here we are!!!! Roger
- stan lippmann Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:18 pm Astonishing. Now if you Republicans don’t want to get Overthrown by the Tea Party, listen to Ron Paul.
- Lynda Richmond Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:21 pm I am disgusted by the way votes are being bought…. so blatant and arrogant. It is a direct “attack” against the wishes of “we the people” (especially considering the fact that the bill is unconstitutional). My hope is that, with divine help, the bill will ultimately fail and perhaps, the abortion issue will defeat it…to me, that would be divine intervention.
God Bless You. — Lynda
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- Concerned Citizen Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:23 pm Please do everything in your power to stop this monstrosity. Taxes start immediately, and the coverage starts in 4 years. I wish I could run that kind of business model, oh wait I’m not a politician.
I wish we could have a national election with one thing on the ballet: Should we fire every member of congress? Yes or No
No offense Congressman Boehner, I love what your doing.
- Susan Teichman Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:24 pm I am so sick of this bunch! They lie and they have no reguard for the American people. I cannot beleive that there is not one of this sorry crowd that would stand up and say this is not right! If this is not socialism bordering on Marxism , I don’t know what is. These dems are just disgusting, buying votes, bribing for votes, I don’t know how they face their families, let alone the voters. I am so disgusted and disappointed in Tom Carper! He was the gov. of Delaware and I cannot beleive that he is willing to let the tax payers of this state foot the bill for Nebraska’s medicaid program and fund abortions. It is all just sickening. 2010 can’t come soon enough! And the fact that this low life bunch is doing ALL of this when they think that the American people aren’t looking is just insulting. I can assure all of them…we are watching and paying attention to every trick they pull. As are threir families and children!
- MR V Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:25 pm The American people may well chose to answer this and other reckless government spending with an income tax revolt. I for one do not believe I would file and pay taxes that will contribute to abortions. Congress be da….
- Greg Fisk Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:28 pm Sen. Boehner:
I oppose this health care bill that is being crafted behind closed doors and voted on in the dead of night. You have my support in opposing it, and I hope that this idea may help.
Overturn this entire bill as a violation of the Constitution’s 1st Amendment guaranteeing freedom of religion.
Fact: This bill will force ALL taxpayers, even Christians, into paying for abortions through taxation. The money from paychecks of God-fearing church goers would be used to slaughter unborn children in their mothers’ wombs.
Fact: Honest, Christian churches teach as one of their most basic tenants: Thou shalt not kill. In matters of war and self-defense, we are allowed to defend our freedoms and liberties from terrorists and foreign nations. But Churches of all stripes believe and teach that killing unborn children is MURDER, and against the commandments of God.
Fact: By forcing those who are against killing to participate in the murder of the unborn (by using our tax dollars to fund abortions), Reid, Pelosi, Obama and everyone who supports this bill are BREAKING THE CONSTITUTION and destroying our freedom of religion!
They are forcing people who believe that it’s wrong to kill the innocent to do just that! They are forcing the righteous and God-fearing to break the commandments of God and participate in murdering unborn babies!
It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, and the entire bill should be scrapped immediately – and all who crafted that bill should be cast out of office for this unconstitutional attack on churches, on religion and on freedom, and against the lives of the unborn.
Please sirs – I KNOW that the Democrats are plotting to pass this bill at 1am this coming Monday morning – under cover of darkness – before anyone can call during normal business hours.
It’s corrupt, rotten, immoral, and unconstitional and I beg you to do anything and everything in your power to STOP them! You were elected to defend the Constitution – to protect freedom and liberty and the lives of the innocent. It is time for you to be up and doing, and to put a stop to this blatent Democrat corruption, and their attack against the 1st amendment.
This bill is wrong, immoral and unconstitutional at every level and must be stopped! Please sirs – ACT before Monday 1am – act before these usurpers can push this monstrous bill through behind closed doors and under cover of darkness!
- Get Guts Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:28 pm YOU SHOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD SENATE RULES AND NOT STOPPED THE READING OF SANDERS AMENDMENT.
YOU SHOULD HAVE ALSO NOT PASSED ANY EARMARKS IN THE BILL JUST PASSED.
YOU ARE LIBERAL LIGHTS.
REPUBLICANS WILL BE RUN OVER ON IF YOU DO NOT FIGHT FOR CONSERVATIVES.
- CK Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:29 pm What has happened to the people who are sent to represent us in Washington?
Public funds for the murder of the unborn? What depravity is next to receive manditory funding from all Americans? I shudder to think.
- Gabriella Burgess Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:30 pm We do not want your government healthcare Mr. Harry Reid. Please STOP!
- Mike Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:30 pm What a shame. How arrogant of politicians to force tax payers to use their hard earned money to pay for abortions. The abortion issue is a controversial one, but its legality is the law of the land. Those who oppose it for a number of reasons, mostly moral should be respected. I am sure these communist Dem’s take GLEE in forcing people who don’t believe in it to pay. We are being used by this administration and Lawmakers for their own gain. They will cut a deal and sell you out in a heart beat.
- Jon Bruno Says:
December 19th, 2009 at 11:35 pm All this blather. No matter how hard you fight now to stop this, remember this bill is the fault of the republican party and the final act of the corruption that exists in washington dc.
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American Power: Ben Nelson Gives Dems 60th Vote on ObamaCare
Nice Deb: EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE RALLY, Omaha, NE, Sunday 12/20 and GOP Call To Action: This Is Our Last Chance To Stop Government Run Health Care
Frugal Café: Dragnet’s Sgt. Joe Friday vs. Barack Obama: ObamaCare (video) and READ IT: Sen. Coburn Forces Reading Aloud of Sanders’ 767-Page Health Care Amendment (video)
Talk Wisdom:The Disturbing Thuggery of this Admin Worsens! [Update]
Michelle Malkin: Another sneaky Saturday in the Senate — and Teddy K’s ghost rises again; Update: Nelson caves…but says he “reserves the right” to change his mind; Nelson’s Medicaid payoff and Coburn defends the Party of No; Durbin blasts “styptic-hearted Republicans;” Update: Video added
Boudica WPI:Christians and Jews can no longer sit idly by
LisainTX’s Blog:Another Broken Treaty? IRS auctions off SD Crow Tribal Land! and Give Up Essential Liberty? I think NOT! and National Defense compromised by Chicago Mobsters?
Diary of a Mad Conservative:N.J. Teacher Tells Girl to Put Away Bible | The FOX Nation
Moonbat Patrol:Americas Leadership Void And It’s Dangerous Fragmentation and Pelosi: Obama On His Own With Afghanistan Troop Build Up, The Rats Are Leaving The Ship! and Financial Reform The Saga Continues
OhioBelle’s Blog: OBAMACARE PACKED WITH MORE LIES
SamHenry’s Blog:Fed BLM Manages the Mustangs and The Lands they Roam – or Do They? and Nelson’s Treason Crowns Seniors as the Throwaway Generation
VotingFemale Speaks!: Sen Nelson now ALL ABOARD for ObamaCare cloture vote
Dancing Czars: The Left, the Right and the American Public Couldn’t Stop 60 Votes
BigGovernment: Senator J. Wellington Wimpy’s Health Care Bill