It’s time for you to act.
The debate over healthcare reform has reached a fevered pitch as the House of Representatives moves toward an up or down vote on the measure this week. Actually, that last sentence is a bit too simplified. The series of votes that is about to begin this week with the House would take a professional parliamentarian to explain, but the bottom line is this. Healthcare Reform is on the cusp of becoming the law of the land.
At this point, many citizens are tempted to tune-out this debate. Americans are tired of the fighting in Congress, they have issue-fatigue, and they are just ready for this to go away. I understand that impulse, but I also think that it is wrong to give in to it. As Charmaine Yoest recently argued, this bill requires tax-payers to fund abortions and would result in “the single greatest expansion of abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.”
So don’t tune-out yet. For the sake of the unborn, you need to contact your Representative and tell him/her to vote against the Senate Healthcare Reform bill. Tell him to do so because the bill as written will require tax-payers to fund abortion. You can find out your congressman’s name and phone number here, and I urge you to take a few minutes and make the call.
If you want to understand more about how the current Healthcare Reform bill funds abortions, then read Albert Mohler’s article, “‘This is Life We’re Talking About’ â€” Abortion and the Health Care Bill.” Also, listen to Mohler’s conversation with Charmaine Yoest on the same topic below.[audio:http://www.sbts.edu/media/audio/totl/2010/AMP_03_15_2010.mp3]
It now sounds like it will not even be an up or down vote, it might be some strange thing, which would be scary for our republic if they can use this method to pass the bill.
El Bryan Libre
I’m not really convinced that the bill will require tax payers to fund abortion or that the House bill (with the Stupak amendment) does more to prevent that than the Senate bill. Can you point to what specifically you see in the arguments (from either Mohler or Yoest) that seem to support your view that it will require tax-payers to fund abortions?
Denny, maybe one could support the Reform Bill with the Stupak ammendment.
Yes, I agree. I think the size and scope of government is a question of prudential judgment, and Christians can disagree over such things.