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Taxpayers Will Fund Abortion Via Congress Subsidy

From the Associated Press:

Abortion coverage for Congress under health law?

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s an issue lawmakers may not want to have to explain at town hall meetings back home: An attempt to fix a problem with the new health care law has created a situation in which members of Congress and their staffers could gain access to abortion coverage, something that currently is denied to federal employees who get health insurance through the government’s plan…

Why should this be a problem for their constituents? The news media constantly tells us that government funded abortion is overwhelmingly popular.

The abortion complication is a new headache for the administration as it tries to shoehorn members of Congress and certain staffers into insurance markets coming later this year under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul…

Last week, the White House Office of Personnel Management said the government would keep paying its share of premiums for lawmakers and affected staffers who must leave the federal employee health care system by Jan. 1…

Notice how the AP spins this incredibly outrageous breach of the law. Which was clearly intended to make Congress face the same premiums we will face.

But the proposed regulation did not explicitly address abortion coverage. Under the health care law, insurance plans in the new markets may cover abortion unless a state passes a law prohibiting them from doing so. Plans offering coverage for abortion, however, may not use federal funds to pay for it and must collect a separate premium from enrollees. Federal tax credits to help the uninsured afford coverage must also be kept apart.

Abortion opponents say the proposal from the personnel office would circumvent a longstanding law that bars the use of taxpayer funds for "administrative expenses in connection with any health plan under the federal employees health benefits program which provides any benefits or coverage for abortions." Unlike many private corporate plans, federal employee plans only cover abortions in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

"Under this scheme (the government) will be paying the administrative costs," said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., author of abortion funding ban for federal employee plans. "It’s a radical deviation and departure from current federal law, and it’s not for all federal employees, but for a subset: Congress. Us."

Smith is calling on the personnel office to specify that lawmakers and staffers must choose a plan that does not cover abortions. The funding ban even bears his name: It’s known as the Smith amendment

Judy Waxman, a leading attorney for the National Women’s Law Center, said the outcry from abortion opponents is overblown.

In the new insurance markets under Obama’s law, states decide whether abortion can be offered, she explained. If it’s allowed, insurers decide whether they want to offer the coverage. But they have to make sure funds to pay for it are segregated from federal money.

"No federal money will go to abortion," she said.

BS. Money is the most fungible thing in the world. And the 75% taxpayer subsidy for Congress and their staffers will be used to pay for abortions.

Besides, if this bill only does what is already being down, what is the harm in it?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 16th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Taxpayers Will Fund Abortion Via Congress Subsidy”

  1. Of course we will. Because it’s all about forcing us to make Ritual Sacrifices to Satan against our Will.

  2. Can the abortions be retroactive?


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