It’s been a long standing argument about using taxpayer money to fund abortions but if ObamaCare becomes the law of the land as he’s pushing it to be, abortion will likely be part of everyone in the nation’s health care plan. And pro-lifers are upset that their taxpayer money will go to funding abortions.
But should pro-choicers be worried as well about ObamaCare?
Everyone by now knows that a national health care plan will essentially wipe out private health insurance because if you give something away for “free” what company is going to carry the cost of health care plans for employees when all their competitors have done away with them? So, aside from a relatively small percentage of the population, we’ll all have the same health care plan – ObamaCare.
Now, remember than on July 17, 2007,Obama told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that his health care reform, “reproductive care is essential care, basic care, so it is at the center, the heart of the plan that I propose.”
So we’ll all have abortion coverage, right?
File this thought under unintended consequences but one interesting point in a single payer system, is that when the political pendulum swings (and it will eventually) pro-life legislators in the Republican and Democrat parties could conceivably vote to shut off coverage of that procedure with one single vote, virtually ending any insurance coverage for the procedure, making abortion nearly a cash-only business and likely driving many out of business.
Abortion could become an on again-off again policy much like the Mexico City policy which is enforced and removed under different Presidents. But how many abortion providers would fare well receiving barely any insurance coverage for four years?
Putting all the power in the hands of legislators right now probably seems like a good idea to most abortion providers but the makeup of the legislature will not always be this way and a pro-choice Democrat will not always be in the White House. They too should think twice.