It may sound contradictory, but I am thankful that the Senate refused to include the Stupak language (prohibiting funding for abortion) in the health-care reform bill sent to the House, because it may now serve as the “poison pill” that will bring the whole, ungodly mess to a stop – at least for now.
According to Rep. Mike Pence, National Right to Life and other pro-life leaders nationwide, this would be the most pro-abortion bill to pass Congress in our history.
The Heritage Foundation analysis concludes:
First, let’s be clear that the Senate bill allows tax dollars to be used for abortions. According to Chuck Donovan of The Heritage Foundation, the Senate-passed Obamacare bill funds abortion in several ways, even creating an appropriation for Community Health Centers that contains no restriction on abortion subsidies. If the Senate version of Obamacare is passed by the House and sent to the president, then the House has consented to the federal funding of abortion.
In addition, the “conscience clause” that allows doctors and hospitals to refuse to perform abortions without losing funding is intentionally absent. This bill and the agenda of Obama, Reid and Pelosi have been clearly exposed as having nothing to do with addressing legitimate reforms regarding affordability and availability of health care.
The historic about-face in having millions of taxpayers fund the taking of innocent life, escalating the rate and frequency of abortions and further enslaving women of all ages to the physical, emotional and spiritual trauma produced by it is tragic. However, it is just a part of the catastrophe of this legislation.
While focusing on the abortion-funding aspect is vital, we also run the risk of yielding the ground that this legislation would be disastrous in every way even without that very unpopular and morally bankrupt provision included.
The predatory effect of government bureaucrats making decisions, competing with private insurance and turning doctors into government employees will destroy the best health-care system in the world and put the already damaged economy into a tailspin. The Democratic leadership clearly does not care and is working on an insidious plan to bypass a full House vote.
The House rules committee will report out a rule that will allow the Senate-passed Obamacare bill to pass the House without a vote. The rule will be self-executing in the sense that the House will have been deemed to pass the Senate Obamacare bill if the House can muster the votes to pass the reconciliation measure. (emphasis added)
Included in its nearly uncountable flaws, are (according to a Cato Institute Report):
- Millions of Americans who are happy with their current health insurance will not be able to keep it. As many as 89.5 million people may be dumped into a government-run plan.
- Americans will pay more than $820 billion in additional taxes over the next 10 years and could see their insurance premiums rise as much as 95 percent.
- They … increase the likelihood of government rationing and interference with how doctors practice medicine.
Since it is well-established by poll after poll that an increasing number of the American people do not want this bill (48 percent oppose vs. 40 percent support) and that it will clearly do more damage than good – why are Democrats rushing like lemmings over the cliff of political suicide?
It is because, like most of the radical leftist agenda, this has nothing to do with the “false front” issue used to appeal to the emotions. This is about seizing control of the “sword” of governmental power/force to eradicate free-market economics, private ownership of property, freedom of religion, etc., and march us straight into “Das Kapital.”
The committed Marxists like President Obama, Rahm Emanuel and their Chicago machine driving this locomotive are using the run-of-the-mill liberals like Reid and Pelosi as human shields – and like their counterparts of radical Islam are committed to the objective at any cost.
Compare that dedication to the majority of pastors who are more concerned about our precious nonprofit status, pleasing people or even creating a “New Christianity” (e.g., emergent guru Brian McLaren) than being obedient to the word and call of God.
I pray that we stop Obamacare and trust that we will – however, I have a greater prayer. I pray that we will not expect that killing this bill and even changing the majority in Congress will change the nation. I pray as the apostle Paul prayed:
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God (Philippians 1:9-11).
A people who have accepted that government, not God, is our provider and who have elected people to fulfill that philosophy, should not be shocked when our Frankenstein breaks free and runs amok. Remember the words of President James Garfield:
If the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture and the morality of the nation (note: We the People) do not aid in controlling the political forces (Federer, “America’s God & Country”).