By Mary DeTurris Poust
We've heard abortion referred to by President Obama as a "distraction" that will just get in the way of nailing down the details of health care reform. We've heard that it won't be part of the new plan, that it will be part of the new plan, that it is an issue that can be dealt with later.
But HERE Richard Doerflinger, associate director of Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, managed to sum up what's at stake without resorting to euphemisms or half-truths:
"We want to see people who have no health insurance get it, but this is a sticking point. We don't want health care reform to be the vehicle for mandating abortion."
Bingo. I've heard the president and lots of other politicians asked yes or no questions about this issue, and it's amazing how they dance around the subject. Yes or no, people. Will abortion on demand be federally funded under the proposed plan?
Click HERE to read the full AP story, which states it plainly in its headline: "Gov't insurance would allow coverage for abortion." If only the politicans would speak so clearly.