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AUL Prez Writes in Wall Street Journal: Tax Dollars Shouldn’t Fund Abortion’

There have been many promises made during the health care debate in Congress, from President Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and many others that no federal funding will go to abortion in health care reform. They claim they are merely maintaining the “status quo.” Yesterday, in the Wall Street Journal, AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest argues in her op-ed “Tax Dollars Shouldn’t Fund Abortion” that the current proposals aren’t the status quo and in fact, they would “take us toward an era of unprecedented federal abortion funding.”

As Dr. Yoest writes,

“The Capps Amendment would side step the Hyde Amendment and other provisions in federal law. If it becomes law as part of health-care reform it would make abortion coverage a part of the public option, funnel tax dollars to private health plans that cover abortion, and ensure that every area of the country will have at least one health insurance plan that covers elective abortion. If this should happen, for the first time in more than 30 years the federal government would be in the business of funding the destruction of unborn human life.”