Abortion Healthcare Bill is Unacceptable and Unconstitutional

Dec 21, 2009


Liberty Counsel opposes the current Senate healthcare bill because it still funds abortion and does not permit those who oppose abortion to opt-out from the federally subsidized plan.

On Saturday, Senate President Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a 383-page so-called “Manager’s Amendment” to his 2,074-page pending bill (H.R. 3590) that requires the federal government to violate the principles of the Hyde Amendment by funding abortion.

Unfortunately, it appears Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) compromised his opposition to abortion funding after negotiating a Medicaid deal for his home state of Nebraska at the expense of the other 49 states that will have to split the costs of Medicaid with the federal government. Many states are already struggling in this economy, with hiring freezes and job cuts, and cannot afford mandates in their own states, much less their share of the Medicaid mandates of Nebraska. These costs will be passed along to struggling taxpayers while their legislators wonder what new creative tax increases they will have to invent to come up with a possible additional $2 billion per year to throw into Reid’s federal healthcare mix.

On Sunday the Congressional Budget Office Director admitted that the prior cost figures on the bill were inaccurate, stating to Sen. Reid: “The imprecision of these calculations reflects the even greater degree of uncertainty ....”

No one had time to read Sen. Reid’s bill because he pushed it forward in the middle of the night and the Senate may be forced to work up to the evening hours on Christmas Eve. While the world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, Senator Reid is holding every Senator hostage in order to pressure them into submission so that  every American will be forced to fund abortion.

If the bill becomes law, Liberty Counsel is prepared to challenge the constitutionality of the bill since Congress has no authority to require every person to obtain insurance coverage and has no authority to fine employers who do not provide the coverage standards that are required in the bill. In addition, the bill still requires citizens to pay a fine if they don't maintain insurance for themselves and their families.

The spirit of the Roman Emperor Herod who killed every baby boy two years old and under in order to preserve his political dynasty still lives in the halls of Congress.

This shameful farce is not about healthcare. It is about politics. It is not about the well-being of the American people. It is about scoring a political victory.

Here is what you can do

Former President Reagan warned about the difficulty of opposing socialistic healthcare ideas. He stated: "One of the traditional methods of imposing statism, or socialism, on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it."

The socialists have mustered all of their strength to push this monstrous government takeover of healthcare. We cannot let them destroy America.

  • Pray, pray, and pray that God will intervene in the individual hearts of every single Congressional legislator so that their votes will line up with God’s Word.
  • Then Call and Write your Senators.
  • Make a personal visit to the local Congressional offices in your area.

We need to make it clear that we will not accept ANY bill that funds abortions, rations care, limits our freedom or imposes new taxes and burdens on the American people.

We know that this has been a long battle, but now is not the time to let up on the pressure. We simply cannot become "weary in well doing."

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