Capitol Hill Update: House Values Chairman Pitts says abortion will be funded under Democrats' health bill


It is now evident that the health care reform bills coming out of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate will indeed lead to the funding of abortions with taxpayers' hard-earned money in a majority pro-life nation.  Even many who consider themselves "pro-choice" do not want tax dollars funding any abortions; indeed close to 75% of Americans do not want government-funding of abortions.  

Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA,) the tireless pro-life champion in the House of Representatives and Chairman of the House Values Action Team, is distributing a chart to his colleagues and others entitled:  "Health Care Bill  =  Government-Funded Abortion" published by a group called  

The chart shows that because of an amendment passed into law by the former Pro-life Dean of the House of Representatives, the late Congressman Henry Hyde (R-IL), there has been no taxpayer money going to fund elective abortions.  However, the Hyde Amendment is not a permanent law and has to be renewed each year.  The chart also shows that abortions will be funded with American tax dollars if the Democrat bills being considered in Congress become law.  

The health care bills coming out of both the House and the Senate basically override the Hyde Amendment.  In the House, the Capps amendment to the Democrats' main health care bill, H.R. 3200  --  authored by a Congresswoman who has a 0% pro-life rating by all groups and supposedly a compromise to get moderate Democrats and Republicans to vote for it  --  actually authorizes the Health & Human Services Secretary to pay for abortion through the government option.  

The least left-wing health care bill in the Senate, introduced yesterday by the Finance Committee Chairman, Max Baucus (D-MT,) incorporates language that is very similar to the phony Capps amendment in the House of Representatives regarding public funding of abortion.  The Baucus bill provides $6 billion for the establishment of health insurance cooperatives (the forerunner to the government option which Obama and congressional leadership covet.)   

Americans will not forget Obama's promise a couple years ago to Planned Parenthood  --  founded by racist Margaret Sanger, a group which has killed millions of unborn babies itself  --  that his healthcare bill will provide "reproductive care", i.e. abortions with taxpayer money,  

The Baucus bill actually allows the mandating of certain abortions (in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother) in a minimum benefits package.  If the pro-abortion industry is successful in gutting the Hyde amendment or weakening it, Senator Baucus' legislation will result in further mandated abortion coverage in the minimum benefits package.  Baucus' legislation  --  for the first time ever  --  will allow the federal government to subsidize abortion through various accounting gimmicks.  Baucus' bill does not have even one Republican co-sponsor and Americans need to make sure it remains that way.  

Congressman Bart Stupak, Democrat from Michigan, another pro-life champion in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been doing yeoman's work in attempting to stop the insane rush to taxpayer funding of abortions by the Democrat Party.  Thus far, Congressman Stupak's amendments in committee to prevent taxpayer funding of abortions in the health care legislation have been repeatedly rebuffed by his fellow Democrats.  Americans need to rise up and give Congressman Stupak some help!

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