Health Care Reform: Abortion Funding and Mandates Still on the Table

babyIf you don’t already know, we are thoroughly Pro Life here at the The Conservative Reader.  From the moment of conception, the rights of every American should extend to even those that are still in the womb, despite the inconvenience they may pose to their mother.

We are also opposed to the current effort in Congress to foist a complex, expensive, invasive and industry-busting piece of legislation in the name of saving lives and improving the health of Americans.  We are not opposed to ensuring that all Americans have access to health-care, but this bill, in whatever form it has taken thus far, is not in the best interest America.  More on that in the next few days.

Worse yet, is that such a bill, in the name of saving lives, may end up funneling more and more money to take lives… innocent lives at that.

The following is a piece provided by Jenifer Bowen (appeared in the Facebook group page for Iowa Right To Life):

There is a battle going on in the Congress over Health Care reform and they, meaning the U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators, are under heavy pressure to strike a deal and get it done before the summer recess in August. Our concern is a “deal” that would allow for funding and mandates in the bill.

There are millions of dollars at stake, and the abortion industry is working hard to get their hands on what they see as a gold mine of tax funding. Their goal includes mandating abortion as health care and having their mandates funded. The good news is that there are many leaders in congress with a conscience that want health care reform, but do not agree with mandating or funding abortion with taxpayer’s money.

However, the pressure from President Obama and the Democrat leadership is mounting, as they want abortion as part of Health Care Reform. This is bad news since it comes down to heavy political pressures on each representative.

This is when your voice really counts. This is a perfect example of the saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the oil,” and we need every “squeak”, every pro-life voice to sound the alarm and call congress. Literally thousands of little lives, and the lives of the elderly are depending on us to take action to stop this evil.

I am not overstating my case. This is real and its happening very quickly.

The fact is, the Health Care Reform bill says nothing about abortion, which IS the problem. Language must be added to the bill to exclude all abortion mandates and abortion funding.

It’s all in the language. Call the Congress now. If you have already called, please call again. The anti-life powers to be are working diligently to expand abortion and their profit margin on our dime. They are motivated and they are calling.

We need you to call and pass this on to your friends and family.

Note: It is critical that they do not split the difference on abortion mandates OR abortion subsidies in some compromise or “deal”. We want to make sure they exclude both abortion “mandates” and “funding.”

Please call both U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative. If you do not know who your U.S. Representative is, click here:

Here is a helpful hint on what to say:

“Hi, my name is……………….. I’m calling about the “Health Care Reform bill that they are working on, and I would like to ask ………………… to make sure that the bill EXCLUDES all abortion–both funding AND mandates. I do not think it is right that my taxes should be used to pay for abortion. Will you please give him my message? Thank you.”

Call Both U.S. Senators:

U.S. Senate-Iowa
Charles Grassley (R)
Telephone: 202.224.3744

Tom Harkin (D)
Telephone: 202.224.3254
E-mail: [email protected]ov

U.S. House of Representatives-Iowa
Bruce Braley (D-01)
Telephone: 202.225.2911

David Loebsack (D-02)
Telephone: 202.225.6576

Leonard Boswell (D-03)
Telephone: 202.225.3806

Tom Latham (R-04)
Telephone: 202.225.5476 or Toll Free at 866.428.5642
E-mail: [email protected]

Steve King (R-05)
Telephone: 202.225.4426

For more information on Health Care Reform, click here:
NRLC Fact Sheet:

Kim Lehman
C 515.202.2517
[email protected]

About the Author

Mr. Smith is the Publisher of The Conservative Reader. He is Partner/Owner of Ambrosia Web Technology as well as a Systems Architect for Wells Fargo. Art hold a degree in Computer Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a political blogger at the Des Moines Register. Art's views are purely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wells Fargo.


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  1. Hayden Bennett | May 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Reply

    I am always against abortion because it is a sin to kill an innocent child.~*`

  2. Amber Phillips | Aug 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Reply

    we should ban all forms of abortion because it is not right to kill an unborn child`:,

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