Why is there any debate at all over whether or not abortion should be included in a health care bill. I don't want the bill to pass so I'm glad this is a sticking point, but I still don't understand why it's an issue. Abortion is not health care. By insisting that it is included in this bill, they are equating an UNWANTED pregnancy with diabetes, heart disease, broken bones, cancer, etc. It's ridiculous. A woman who finds herself preganant and doesn't want a baby does not need an abortion for medical needs. It's her personal choice of how to deal with her situation (and I believe the wrong one), but it's not a health care issue.
If we were to cover abortions would we cover other completely elective with no medically substantiated necessity procedures? Are we going to cover tummy tucks and face lifts? If we cover abortion are we going to cover infertility treatments? Just because abortion is legal does not mean that it qualifies as health care under this type of legislation.
I know it's a horror that a woman will actually have to take responsibility for her own actions and pay for her own abortion. Perhaps we can explain to her how buying a box of condoms (and actually using them) is much cheaper.
The more I've thought about this the more frustrated I've become. There has been talk about charging fat people more for their health care because they'll cost more, well does that mean we charge sluts more for their health care coverage as well? If a man or woman is premiscuous that has the potential to cost us a lot more money. We'd have the treatment of the preganancy, veneral disease and AIDS. The pharmacological costs of AIDS is astronomical so, according to Democrat philosophy, should anybody who has multiple partners within a single year have to pay more for their health coverage than somebody who doesn't? They're a higher risk after all, and it's all due to their life choices.
This whole thing is just absurd. The bottom line here is that, other than in a case of threats to the life of the mother, there is no MEDICAL reason for an abortion. We should only be covering services that there is a medical reason to perform. "I got knocked up and don't want no kid," is not a medical reason.