Social cons abandon single-issue anti-abortion stand, oppose health care bill as a whole
Is someone reading VFR?
Look at the email below from Tim Wildmon of American Family Association, particularly the first bolded sentence, “It must be clear that we oppose the Democratic health care legislation under consideration with or without protections for unborn human life.” Keep in mind that AFA and Dr. Dobson’s groups (Focus on the Family and its political arm CitizenLink) are closely aligned and probably in regular communication with one another.
Are we seeing some progress here amongst the Social Cons? I can’t agree with the idea conveyed further in the email stating that we must attack abortion funding in the bill as a separate issue from the entire bill itself, in case the bill passes. This is all but conceding defeat. No! We must attack the bill as a whole as a clear violation of the Constitution, because that’s the only basis on which it can be defeated, with or without abortion funding, with or without healthcare for illegal aliens, with or without so-called “death panels,” with or without healthcare rationing, with or without criminalization for non-compliance, etc.
Here is the e-mail from AFA:
Subject: Stop the Washington takeover of our health care system
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 18, 2009 11:47 AM | Send
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:07:36 -0600
Stop the Washington takeover of our health care system
November 17, 2009
The Senate may vote as early as Thursday to move on its version of the government takeover of health care. At the president’s urging, Democrats are expected to use a parliamentary maneuver which will enable them to strip the pro-life Stupak-Pitts amendment from the House bill and push through a bill that will involve the use of your taxpayer dollars and mine to pay for abortions. It must be clear that we oppose the Democratic health care legislation under consideration with or without protections for unborn human life. The Democrats’ plan will increase the cost of health care, require rationing of care to seniors, create 111 new bureaucracies, and increase the already bloated federal deficit by a staggering amount. But we also must make our voices heard any time and every time human life is at stake. Should a health care bill unfortunately reach the president’s desk, we must do everything in our power to see that it does not use taxpayer funds to kill unborn children. Conservative estimates are that taxpayer funding of abortion under the government takeover will increase the number of abortions by one-third. Take Action E-mail your senators today and urge them firmly but politely to oppose the Washington takeover of our health care system with or without protections for unborn human life. Please also tell them to keep the Stupak-Pitts pro-life amendment in the health care bill that will keep the government from funding abortion, should the bill pass.
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It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.
Tim Wildmon, President American Family Association