1. Kurt Johnson on December 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    It is true that our government should not fund abortions. Similarly, our government should not fund research on embryos. I don’t see under our Constitution where our government was granted the power to do medical research beyond communicable diseases, or the power to provide medical care.

    On the other hand, I don’t see where our Constitution gives power to the government to prohibit privately paid abortions or medical research.

  2. illero on December 9, 2012 at 7:02 am

    It is interesting, and somewhat ironic, that government tables listing income levels that define poverty-level income by family size consider a pregnant woman as two people.

    • quinersdiner on December 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

      You are kidding, aren’t you?!

      • illero on December 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

        No joke. I did not research this deeply, but I was referencing the table at http://coverageforall.org/pdf/FHCE_FedPovertyLevel.pdf . In the lead-in paragraph, it states that pregnant women count as two people. As time allowed, I was going to look further into it.