Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants Taxpayer Funded Abortions for Illegal Immigrants
While the Democratic Party seems to be in complete agreement about providing free health care to illegal immigrants, freshmen Representative Ilhan Omar wants to take it a step further and throw in abortions as well.
Rep. Omar was responding to a story in Vox about how illegal immigrants are not taking care of their reproductive health over fear of being deported, yet the story begins with a tale of an illegal immigrant who went and got an abortion because she was afraid the state would take away her baby.
“In addition to people like Pablos who are deciding not to have children, doctors say many immigrants are forgoing necessary prenatal or other reproductive health care for fear that they or their families will be deported. That leads to real health disparities, from a decrease in cervical cancer screenings to an increase in labor complications,” the Vox article states.
Responding to the story, Rep. Omar tweeted that “no one should fear receiving medical care because they are undocumented. We must ensure that all people in our country have access to reproductive health.”
No one should fear receiving medical care because they are undocumented. We must ensure that all people in our country have access to reproductive health care.https://t.co/bGuaS64HkL
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 22, 2019
According to her website, Rep. Omar believes that nobody should ever pay for healthcare out of pocket — including abortion.
“It is horrifying that we continue to fight for the right to seek an abortion and access reproductive freedom,” says “Omar’s website. Her system would “Provide abortion coverage and care regardless of income or insurance.”
Naturally, she got dragged pretty hard, with over a thousand people responding and only 400-or-so retweets by the time of publishing.
Just when I think Trump’s made a huge unforced error on the debt ceiling, along come Democrats with their “free abortions for illegals” pitch. https://t.co/HvEGq89ERF
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 22, 2019
No illegal should or has the right to ANY American social benefits.
— Joshua T. Hosler (@JoshuaHosler) July 22, 2019
The GOP loves you. They really do.
You're the best guarantee of a Trump victory in 2020.
Keep up the good work.
— AtticusLee (@AtticusLee6) July 22, 2019
"Undocumented" isn't a thing. It's not like they forgot to sign the guest registry on their way in. Instead, they violated numerous federal laws and reside in this country illegally.
— Jack Daley (@RealJackDaley) July 22, 2019
What’s the point of being American? Non-Americans have access to everything we do, and for free.
— Matthew (@matthewandrewfl) July 22, 2019
As they should, illegals should get nothing that is taxpayer funded.
— MondaythruFriday (@jayperry33) July 22, 2019
At time of publishing, there were nearly no positive or supportive responses to the tweet.