You’ve seen the bumper stickers that read, “Don’t like abortions? Don’t have one.” It’s the same argument they use to support same-sex marriage. Making things like gay marriage and abortion legal, while you may not like those things, doesn’t harm anyone, as they say. If you don’t like gay marriage, then don’t get married to someone of the same sex. It’s as simple as that. Sometimes I respond with another bumper sticker slogan, “Don’t like slavery? Don’t own one.”
They say it’s all about choice and keeping the government out of the bedroom and out of women’s uteruses. Let two men who love each other get “married.” And let a woman do with her body what she wants. It’s her body.
It’s not about choice especially when the government forces American taxpayers to help pay for other people’s abortions and contraceptives. These aren’t donations we’re talking about. The government wants to take money by force from Americans like you and me in the form of taxes and use that money for whatever reason they can come up with.
Democrat Representative Barbara Lee wants to use taxpayer money to help pay for abortions. CNS News reported:
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), along with about 70 other House Democrats, introduced a bill in Congress on Wednesday that would provide taxpayer-funded abortion coverage to all women who are covered by an insurance plan through the federal government – including federal workers, military members, women incarcerated in federal prisons, and low-income women covered by Medicaid.
The Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Coverage Act, or EACH Woman Act, states that “The Federal Government shall (1) ensure coverage for abortion care in public health insurance programs, including Medicaid, Medicare and the Children’s Health Insurance Program” and “in its role as an employer or health plan sponsor, ensure coverage for abortion care for participants and beneficiaries.”
The bill also mandates that all health care facilities that are contracted by the government provide abortion services.
Additionally, the bill seeks to impose a requirement that state and local governments “shall not prohibit, restrict or otherwise inhibit insurance coverage of abortion care by private health plans.”
The bill goes on to state, “It is the sense of Congress that (1) the Federal Government, acting in its capacity as an insurer, employer, or health care provider, should serve as a model for the Nation to ensure coverage of abortion care; and (2) moreover, restrictions on coverage of abortion care in the private insurance market must end.”
In a press release issued shortly after the bill was introduced, Lee called for a repeal of the Hyde amendment, which she labeled as a “harmful” policy that “restrict a woman’s ability to make the best healthcare decisions for herself and her family.”
“Each and every day, the rights of women are under attack in America,” Lee said in the release. “Today, we push back because every person has a right to healthcare.
“The EACH Woman Act is a bold and groundbreaking step forward,” she continued. “This legislation would ensure that every woman can access ALL of her healthcare options, regardless of how much money she earns or where she lives.
“Regardless of how someone personally feels about abortion, none of us, especially elected officials, should be interfering with a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions just because she is poor,” Lee added.
She should have said, “Every person has a right to healthcare, except for the unborn.” At least then she’d be honest.
What kind of society do we live in where a child can be taken away from his parents by social workers for playing outside without a parent in close proximity and the parents jailed for “child neglect”, but if that child were not yet born, the mother could legally hire someone literally to butcher him alive?
And not only that, but our society thinks that this “freedom” to butcher the unborn is what makes America so great. It’s one of women’s “God-given absolute rights.” It’s so fundamental to America’s greatness that we need to make it a law that taxpayer money be used to fund this practice so that any woman, regardless of her circumstances can have easy access to it at all times. You and I should have to pay for others to butcher their unborn.
“Her body, her choice” is one thing. Abortion is not pertaining to “her body.” It’s taking the life of a separate human being.