Filling up the Pharmer’s email are huge numbers of requests from various pro life organizations to sign petitions which demand removal of abortion from health care.
Very briefly, this is the explanation for an inability to sign on to most of these.
The premise from so many groups is that the problem of the democrat health care plans will be solved with language removing abortion funding from the bill.
People naively assume that removing funding will remove the abortion mandate. This is not so. Mothers will be coerced to abort unborn babies with untoward fetal diagnoses in any government run system, because there will be the threat of no health coverage for such kids. Health care professionals will still be coerced to participate in this and other unethical activity. This is the reality in other socialized medicine systems which lack the funding for care of premature infants, and those with significant congenital disabilities.
Denial of care at other points in development, with respect to early diagnosis using imaging, severe illnesses, and terminal illness, is also a sad reality in other government run health care systems, as well as the one planned for America.
Finally there is the problem of turning over our health care autonomy to an entity which is KNOWN to be CORRUPT. This is not a smart move. The control over our health care will be used by the government to control other aspects of our lives.
Sorry to the pro-life liberals, Pharmer, (whose insights stem from health care experience), is ethically constrained from signing on to any aspect of the killer-government controlled health care.