Nelson-Hatch amendment filed
Available as a pdf here. The amendment seems to address the issue of direct and indirect taxpayer funding of abortion.
Of course, there is so much more wrong from a pro-life position in the House and Senate health care bills beyond taxpayer funding of abortion. The rationing of care and possible extension of physician-assisted suicide beyond Oregon and Washington state is another. Putting bureaucrats and politicians, not patients at the center of health care decisions is another. Promotion of abortifacient contraception and non-abstinence sex ed is another. No wonder the National Right to Life Committee is urging pro-lifers to contact their senators to vote down Harry Reid’s abortion health care reform bill.
Oswald Clark is the economics reporter of The Interim and an Ottawa and Boston based economist.