Democrats’ ‘Medicare for All’ Bills Would Legalize Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

A pair of Democrat-supported “Medicare for All” bills in Congress would legalize taxpayer-funded abortion and overturn decades of precedent on the issue, according to a new analysis by a pro-life institute.

Two companion bills in Congress – one sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and the other by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) – would establish a national health insurance program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Both bills guarantee “comprehensive reproductive … care.”

“Reproductive care” is a common pro-choice term that includes abortion.

“Fundamentally, this legislation is intended to normalize abortion as reproductive healthcare that should be covered in any government-funded program no differently from prenatal care,” wrote Mary E. Harned of the Charlotte Lozier Institute in a Dec. 9 analysis. “Unless the terms ‘reproductive health service’ and ‘comprehensive reproductive care’ are defined to exclude abortion, this legislation will ensure that virtually every American has access to taxpayer-funded abortion.”

Jayapal’s bill, H.R. 1384, has 118 co-sponsors, while Sanders’ bill, S. 1129, has 14 co-sponsors. Every co-sponsor is a Democrat. Although Sanders is an Independent, he caucuses with Democrats.

Neither bill includes the word “abortion,” but both Jayapal and Sanders support federal funding for abortion. Each legislator also opposes the Hyde Amendment, a legislation provision renewed annually that prohibits taxpayer-funded abortion except in the cases of rape, incest and to save the mother’s life.

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Source: Christian Headlines