Friday, October 14, 2011

Protect Life Act Passed in the House

As many of you know, the Protect Life Act was reviewed yesterday by congress. The good news is that it was passed by a vote of 251-172 and is now on it's way to the Senate. Now begins the difficult part of passing this bill. Will the Senate pass the Protect Life Act as well? After all we should be able to agree that elective abortions shouldn't be funded in Health Care. Why? Because the majority of Americans do not want to pay for it. 

Here comes a even bigger struggle: President Obama has already released a statement that he would veto the Protect Life Act in the event it makes it to his desk. Clearly President Obama has no regard for the majority of the American people's wishes on this subject and he continues to push a rather pro-abortion agenda. 

Some of the basics of what the Protect Life Act will do. 

  • Uphold the Hyde Amendment which prevents any PPACA funds (tax dollars) from paying for abortion (except in the cases of rape/incest or threat to the mother's life).
  • Subsidized federal funds will not be able to cover abortions that step outside of the Hyde Amendment restrictions. 
  • Conscience protections upheld so that health care providers who will not take part in abortion receive federal funding without discrimination.  
  • Individuals, states, and local governments will have to purchase a separate rider to cover elective abortions. This will only be allowed through private funds, not your tax dollars.

How do you think this will turn out? 

For the Dignity of the born and unborn,

Timmerie Millington

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think this is how it will turn out:
it will barely pass the senate, and obama will veto it. obama will lose the election, and it will be taken up and passed in the house and senate, and signed into law.
as an aside, it will be interesting to see what happens to the health care bill in its entirety after that.