Stupak And 11 Others Against Mandated Abortion Funding

Real Estate Agent

ABC news has reported that Bart Stupak and 11 other House members will not vote for the Health Care bill due to abortion language.  Stupak claims the language is not restrictive enough to prevent federal dollars from being used to fund abortions. ABC News Article

  • The Senate health care bill mandates that insurance companies will collect $1 per month from every enrolled member towards federally funded reproductive health services.
  • The federal government would directly subsidize abortions claims Stupak. 
  • In addition every enrollee in the Office of Personnel Management will also have to pay the $1 per month.

The 7 billion raised would go to 1200 community health care centers across the United States largely run by Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood primarily provides reproductive services including abortions to the uninsured in this country.

  • The Hyde Amendment which specifically bans Medicaid from covering elective abortions does not apply to the Senate bill.

Personally I do not wish to contribute either directly or indirectly to abortions.  I certainly don't want to be mandated by my government to do it.  Mandating that every citizen contribute to the reproductive care of others is unconstitutional.


Comments (3)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

This is a fight between the Democrats with the President leading the way and the people of the US.

Mar 06, 2010 01:18 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Tim,  It is still incredible that no one has a clear idea of how the legislation will work.  How much will premiums cost? What will be covered?  How will they reduce Medicare?  Who will decide which tests and procedures will be paid for?

Bottom line - how much will all of this actually cost us?

Mar 06, 2010 01:33 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


If Stupak and his supporters can stop this bill that is great. While we're at it, the Constitution does not allow Congress to get involved with health care at all. :)


Mar 06, 2010 02:55 PM