I have been reading some great arguments that point out the dangers of President Obama’s new health care law and its abortion and rationing provisions.
The first, by Dr. Brian Clowes from Human Life International, takes on the ridiculous arguments that the new health care law will reduce abortions and that abortions save our society money. Clowes says if those are our government’s true goals, this law certainly isn’t going to fulfill them.
Proponents site a pro-ObamaCare study that suggests every abortion will save $13,000 in health care costs.
Clowes responds: “But they completely neglect that over the 80-year lifespan of even an unwanted baby, they pay tremendous benefits back into society in taxes and goods consumed and so on, which amounts to millions of dollars each.”
Further, he says states that pay for abortions have a 50 percent higher abortion rate.
The second argument comes from esteemed pro-life law professor Helen Alvare. She presents a great argument about how the law actually limits the majority of Americans’ “freedom to choose” an abortion.
Alvare writes: “Polls show that most women don’t want abortion in their health coverage (68 percent, according to a poll taken in fall 2009, as the health care debate began). Most insurance companies still include it, but enrollees can always ask that it be taken out, and may get their way if they band together. The new health care law changes this balance of power by giving insurance companies more power to make such unilateral decisions.”
In other words, the law puts the power to decide abortion coverage into the hands of the insurance companies.
The truth is that most Americans are pro-life. We do not want abortions, but because of this new law, we are going to be forced to pay for them.