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.”
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