Stop and think for a minute how much more influential, not that that would be a good thing, as a voting block, blacks would now be in this country were it not for abortion. I mean how many millions of black babies have been aborted over the course of the last 40 years? It has to be a staggering number. And since blacks habitually vote for Democrats nearly en masse, because Democrats have done so much ‘for’ them, I’ve always found it a bit bizarre why it is that Democrats are so intent upon killing their own constituents. I can hear some asking, but isn’t that kind of good thing? No.
And now along comes Barbara Lee, Democrat, who together with about 70 of her very closest Democrat friends in the House of Representatives, recently introduced a bill in Congress that if passed into law would, in all likelihood, bring about a significant increase in the number of abortions being performed each year. Because, you see, the purpose of this bill would be to provide taxpayer-funded abortion coverage to all women who are covered by an insurance plan through the federal government. And make no mistake that’s a pretty significant number of women.
Their creation, called ‘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.” But it doesn’t stop there. The bill also mandates that all health care facilities that are contracted by the government provide abortion services.
Additionally, this Democrat creation 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 also states, “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.”
It was in a press release issued shortly after the bill was introduced that moron called for a repeal of the Hyde amendment, which she labeled as being a “harmful” policy that “restrict a woman’s ability to make the best healthcare decisions for herself and her family.” It was also in this release that Lee said, “Each and every day, the rights of women are under attack in America.” And this moron went on say, “Today, we push back because every person has a right to healthcare.” Well look, nowhere does it say that healthcare is a right nor that anyone has the right to murder a baby.
She continued, “The EACH Woman Act is a bold and groundbreaking step forward.” Going on to say, “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.” Rarely is abortion a healthcare decision. More often than not it is a selfish decision based on convenience.
And as expected, the ‘EACH Woman Act’ was met with high praise by dozens of abortion advocate groups, including Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws and the National Organization for Women. Millions of Americans are currently covered by insurance plans funded by the federal government, including those covered by Medicaid and Medicare, federal employees, military members and those incarcerated in federal prisons.
The use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion coverage is currently prohibited by the Hyde Amendment. The amendment has been in effect since 1976, and specifically prohibits any taxpayer funding to go toward any health coverage that includes abortion services. This new bill seeks to skirt the Hyde Amendment by requiring federally subsidized health insurance plans that do cover abortion to apply a separate surcharge to each plan for those services. These funds then go into a separate pot from the tax dollars and are used to pay for abortion services.
Since 1973, legal abortion has killed more blacks than AIDS, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and violent crime combined. Every week, more blacks die in American abortion clinics than were killed in the entire Vietnam War. Just over 12 percent of the American population is black, yet 37 percent of abortions are performed on black women. Black children are almost five times more likely to be aborted than white children. The abortion industry kills as many black people every four days as the Klan killed in 150 years. And yet Ms. Lee, a black woman and a Democrat, sees no problem with that.