Well, that settles that.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren admitted at her town hall event on Monday that abortion is covered under Obamacare.
Life News Reported:
During a Monday town hall event, pro-abortion Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat, acknowledged that the Congressional bills include abortion funding.
“Abortion will be covered as a benefit by one or more of the healthcare plans available to Americans, and I think it should be,” she said.
In a video taped by pro-life advocate David Schmidt, local pro-life advocate Ignacio Reyes asks Lofgren about the health care plan.
He says he wants to know if the plan would be “covering abortion, which we know that 90 percent of abortions are purely elective, not medically necessary. Why is this being covered when abortion is clearly not health care.”
After applause from the audience for the question, Lofgren said the Congressional proposal was “a basic benefit plan developed by health professionals” and then added that she felt abortion should be covered under the legislation.
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As if there was ever any doubt.
Related… Dems dumfounded there was no Obama baby boom.
More… Chip Bennett in the comments section does on excellent job taking on a troll:
Hey! Someone who seems willing to have civil discourse. Welcome!
There are still five drafts of the bill being worked on, and none of those drafts are even ready to be merged with other drafts, let alone a final copy of the bill. I guess what I’m trying to say is that no one can say with absolutly certainty what is in the bill. At least not yet.
Actually, the Senate has four versions of the bill; the House has only one version of the bill, HR3200.
Since only HR3200 has been made available to the public, then that’s all we can discuss.
Just because one Representitive would like abortion to be covered, doesn’t mean it will happen. Her statement has as much validity to it as if I said that Donkey-Child gill care is covered.
Er, no. We can say with absolute certainly what is and is not contained in HR3200.
Whatever happens in conference, you can be darn sure that the House Democrats are not going to be willing to let their bill get gutted or neutered.
The point is, the vast majority of americans, democrat and republican, want healthcare reform.
True, but irrelevant. The vast majority want health reform, but do not want a government takeover of the healthcare system. In fact, 80% of those with healthcare are satisfied with their current coverage.
It is simply unexceptable for the wealthiest nation on earth to have 50 million uninsured citizens, and even less exceptable for many people who have insurance to lose it as soon as they get sick.
First, there are not 50 million Americans uninsured, much less 50 million Americans unwillingly uninsured.
The 47 million uninsured number that gets quoted includes illegal aliens and Americans who willingly choose not to pay for health coverage.
Why can’t the people of America put aside the us vs them atmosphere that keeps republicans, independants and democrats from working together? Like it or not we are all in this together, and no amount of shouting at town halls is going to fix healthcare.
We on the right are perfectly amenable to having an honest, open discussion regarding reforms to our healthcare system.
The truth is, what the Democrats have proposed has virtually nothing to do with ensuring that all Americans have health coverage. Based on current estimates, anywhere from 17 to 35 million Americans will still be without health coverage ten years after HR3200 is implemented.
So yes, do let’s talk about real reform – not the socialization of one sixth of our nation’s economy.