Dems' COVID Bill Would Expand Tax-Funded Abortion | RealClearPolitics

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Published: Apr 30, 2020
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94% Conservative


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Abortion
Planned Parenthood
Government Spending
Socialized Healthcare

Sentiments

92% "But with a different election outcome in November, the American people will likely find themselves having lost a hard-won compromise to the extreme wing ..."
91% "For decades, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program has contained strong pro-life protections, which prohibit taxpayer funding of any federal employee plan that covers ..."
88% "His campaign's platform now speaks of protect[ing] the constitutional right to abortion and repealing the Hyde Amendment.""
86% "After first reiterating his support for the Hyde Amendment's pro-life protections, Biden flip-flopped one day later under pressure from his party's activist flank.""
85% "Not too many years ago, pro-life Democrats supported restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion via the Hyde Amendment.""
64% "This expanded subsidy would quietly allocate additional federal dollars subsidizing insurance plans that cover abortion.""
54% "For now, at least, President Trump and the Republican Senate majority succeeded in stopping the radical agenda proposed by Nancy Pelosi in her stimulus ..."
53% "As recently as November 2009, 64 pro-life Democrats joined with Republicans in the House to retain these pro-life protections, which ensured that no federal ..."
-53% "Instead of Pelosi's plan for new taxpayer funding of abortion coverage, Congress should work to extend those same pro-life protections to the Obamacare exchanges.""
-62% "By the time the president signed the Affordable Care Act into law, Democrats had replaced the pro-life protections with a sham accounting gimmick that ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

92% : But with a different election outcome in November, the American people will likely find themselves having lost a hard-won compromise to the extreme wing of the Democratic Party.
91% : For decades, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program has contained strong pro-life protections, which prohibit taxpayer funding of any federal employee plan that covers abortion.
88% : His campaign's platform now speaks of "protect[ing] the constitutional right to abortion" and "repealing the Hyde Amendment.
86% : After first reiterating his support for the Hyde Amendment's pro-life protections, Biden flip-flopped one day later under pressure from his party's activist flank.
85% : Not too many years ago, pro-life Democrats supported restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion via the Hyde Amendment.
64% : This expanded subsidy would quietly allocate additional federal dollars subsidizing insurance plans that cover abortion.
54% : For now, at least, President Trump and the Republican Senate majority succeeded in stopping the radical agenda proposed by Nancy Pelosi in her "stimulus" bill.
53% : As recently as November 2009, 64 pro-life Democrats joined with Republicans in the House to retain these pro-life protections, which ensured that no federal funds could flow to plans that cover abortion.
47% : Instead of Pelosi's plan for new taxpayer funding of abortion coverage, Congress should work to extend those same pro-life protections to the Obamacare exchanges.
38% : By the time the president signed the Affordable Care Act into law, Democrats had replaced the pro-life protections with a sham accounting gimmick that allows federal dollars to subsidize plans that cover abortion.
35% : Expanding the law's subsidy without enacting pro-life protections would mean additional taxpayer money flowing to plans that cover abortion.
35% : Named for pro-life Illinois congressman and enacted every year since 1976, the provision prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, except in the cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
34% : If you want a preview of Democrats' agenda should they gain more political power this fall, look no further than coronavirus legislation that Nancy Pelosi released last month.
33% : That Pelosi included a major expansion of the Obamacare program in her "stimulus" proposal without any Democrats raising pro-life concerns speaks to how the party has become completely co-opted in the ensuing decade by Planned Parenthood and other "pro-choice" special interest groups.
33% : The issue of taxpayer funding of abortion should not raise much controversy.
32% : These provisions, which Pelosi wants to enact under the guise of the coronavirus emergency, would raise federal spending on these insurance subsidies in perpetuity -- without attempting to pay for this new spending.
25% : One costly provision in Democrats' 1,404-page monstrosity would significantly expand the Obamacare insurance subsidy system.
22% : These protections would save scarce taxpayer dollars, while preserving and enhancing a culture of life across the United States.
20% : The end result of this proposed Biden-Pelosi agenda: Taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.
14% : Last summer, the pro-abortion left forced former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to switch his position on taxpayer funding of the procedure.
13% : Already, Obamacare contains no meaningful restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion coverage.
12% : That bill includes an array of liberal spending provisions out of sync with the American people's priorities -- including taxpayer funding of plans that cover abortion.
10% : The Government Accountability Office in 2014 concluded that insurers had failed to comply with provisions required in Obamacare to make their policies regarding abortion coverage transparent to consumers.
9% : But President Obama, Senate Democrats, and Pelosi combined to thwart this effort.
1% : But the Obama administration failed to enforce even this weak pro-life provision.

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