Thursday, November 12, 2009

Abortion and the Health Care Bill

According to an Associated Press article, women are going to have to make choices on abortion, should the House version of the health care bill pass. Abortion on demand would not be covered. Only abortions required for the mother's health, rape, or incest would be covered. Women would have to pay extra for abortion insurance, otherwise. All of this is due to a ban on using Federal money for elective abortions.

I am an advocate of pro-choice for women. I think abortion should be legal. However, I do not see anything wrong with this concept in the bill. In today's world, pregnancy is a choice. If a woman thinks she might do something stupid and get pregnant, then she should pay extra for abortion insurance. Otherwise, she and her partner should take responsibility for their actions. Abortion is an elective procedure except for those instances cited above, and elective procedures should not be covered.


Diane J Standiford said...

I'm good with that, but why do we punish sexuality in this puritan country? Let's do rsearch on unwanted pregnacies, I'd like to know how they happened, because I'm guessing it had to do with men wanted to feel real good. In that case only men should be penalized and called baby murders. And only they should pay.

Doug B said...

Every unplanned pregnancy is not due to stupidity. Birth control is not 100% effective. But what galls me is that this is politics at its ugliest. Conservatives care so much more about the unborn, but then so little about them after birth. This was a concession for the purpose of getting them to do the right thing, the thing they would happily do if they really were so concerned about the "sanctity of life."