Pro Life America, but a Pro Abortion Congress
While on the treadmill one morning, a news headline on the television caught my eye, “New Poll shows 61% of Americans oppose public funding of abortions.
” CNN continued on to say that in addition, 51% of all Americans think women should pay for abortions out of their own pockets, even if they have private health insurance and no federal funds are involved.
Couple this new information with the two earlier polls this year
showing that a majority of Americans now label themselves pro-life and you have to wonder who Congress is listening to while writing the Health care Reform bills. While the Stupak Amendment prohibiting federal dollars paying for abortions barely passed in the House, House majority leaders announced the same week that they will work to strip the Stupak Amendment from the final version of the bill during conference committee.
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has created a monthly Abortion Fee on all Americans in the Senate Bill for a new Government run health care plan to fund abortions. His plan provides for an unprecedented expansion of federally-funded abortion,
even though nearly 2/3 of Americans oppose the federal funding of abortions
While our country is becoming more pro-life, our Congress clings to a diminished radical mentality of federally funded abortion. This disconnect between the country and Congress is becoming more prevalent as the Health Care Bills are being debated and then votes are taken.
At this time, while the Senate bill is currently being debated, it is imperative to let our voices be heard on what we want for our country and the country we leave for our children.