WASHINGTON (BP)--The main health care plan in the U.S. House of Representatives would lead to an increase in the number of abortions, directly conflicting with one of President Obama's campaign goals, a U.S. representative from New Jersey believes.
The House bill explicitly covers abortion and details how it will be funded.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., says the number of abortions would go up under the House plan because it would pay for them, not only through the government-run public option but also through the federal subsidizing of private plans.
"[I]f [Obama] does succeed and we get these ... plans promoting abortion, then ... we will see more abortions," Smith said Sept. 10 during a Family Research Council Action webcast about the health care debate. "For a man who argues he wants to see a reduction of abortions, nothing could be further from the truth."
Said FRCA President Tony Perkins, "It's only common sense that when the government pays for something it's going to get more of it." Read More