Community Health Centers Could Become Federally Funded Abortion Centers
Community health centers could receive $7 billion dollars in funding for abortions due to a provision in Harry Reid’s “manager’s amendment” to the health care bill. This big gift to pro-abortion groups, like Planned Parenthood, was one of the provisions added in the back-room, secret meetings of Congressional Democrats.
As a “direct” appropriation in the health care bill, these funds are not subject to annual allotments to Departments of Health and Human Services. Thus, they are not covered by Hyde Amendment restrictions which are attached to funding HHS appropriation bills.
Community health centers are not bound by any federal laws to withhold abortion services, and with a possible $7 billion in additional funding, what’s to stop them?
Faithful Catholics and other pro-lifers must see to it that the final health care reform bill includes the Stupak-Pitts amendment so that our community health centers do not become the scene of countless murders of the unborn.
Senate Health Care Bill Gives $7 Billion to Health Centers, Could Fund Abortions
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new analysis of the Senate health care bill finds a section of the manager’s amendment Senate Leader Harry Reid added to the bill that could find billions of dollars going to abortion funding. The little noticed provision could open a new door to direct taxpayer funding of abortions.
During the closing stages of the Senate’s deliberations on its health care bill, HR 3590, Reid got his lengthy manager’s amendment added to the measure.
That contained language designed to secure the 60 votes needed to overcome the filibuster against the bill and it included the Nelson-Reid deal that allows states to force taxpayers to fund abortions.
Now, in a memo the National Right to Life Committee has furnished LifeNews.com, a new analysis of the manager’s amendment reveals $7 billion in funding for Community Health Centers buried deep in Section 10503 of the 383-page amendment.
NRLC says the money could be funneled to abortion businesses to pay for abortions and will not be subject to provisions like the Hyde Amendment that stops abortion funding.