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Hydra Health Care

The president’s proposal to to revive and “build off of” the 2,000-plus-page Senate bill should be dubbed “Hydra Health Care,” because every time one of the many heads of this pro-abortion mega-bill gets lopped off, two more seem to grow back. 

 

The president’s decision not to include the Stupak amendment in his proposal means that the current abortion-funding scheme remains in the Senate bill. 

 

And here are just a couple of the many additional pro-life problems in the Senate bill that the president’s proposal leaves untouched: 

 

Health-Care Rights of Conscience: The Stupak codification of the Hyde/Weldon conscience protection provision is not included, meaning that pro-life health-care workers would not have the full protection of the law against discrimination or dismissal. 

 

School-Based Health Clinics and Abortion Referrals: The Senate bill says that abortions cannot be “performed” in school-based health clinics, but there is no language to prevent school clinics from referring for abortion or even helping minors make arrangements to go across state lines to avoid parental-involvement laws. 

 

For some reason, I keep hearing the voice of Ronald Reagan: “There you go again.”

– Dorinda C. Bordlee is vice president and senior counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund, and editor of YourHealthcare411.com.

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