Iowans for LIFE doesn’t typically get involved with Medicare discussions. Now it’s necessary to comment in light of a growing swath of left-leaning politicians calling for Medicare for All.
The proposed legislation is shocking.
Mandated taxpayer funded abortions
The language of the law, which is sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.), states:
“Individuals enrolled for benefits under this Act are entitled to have payment made by the Secretary to an eligible provider for . . . comprehensive reproductive, maternity, and newborn care,”
‘Comprehensive reproductive’ care are code words for human abortion. Medicare for all is being championed by Democratic torchbearers Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand. When Democrats retook the levers of power in 2008 with filibuster-proof majorities, the first thing they did was pass Obamacare and impose HSA mandates on the country.
If they retake control in 2020, Medicare for All will be at the top of their bucket list.
The end of abortion regulation at the state level
As recently as the 1990s, Democrats espoused that abortion should be “safe, legal, but rare.” That has been replaced with “shout your abortion.” Medicare for All would end all abortion restrictions, as you can see in the language of the bill:
“Any other provision of law in effect on the date of enactment of this Act restricting the use of Federal funds for any reproductive health service shall not apply to monies in the Trust Fund.”
Abortion has been on the decline for years, thanks to the yeoman efforts of the pro life movement. Medicare for all would ensure the end of this trend.
Catholic doctors and hospitals lose their conscience protections
The language of the bill is intolerant of those who oppose abortion on moral grounds:
“Items and services to eligible persons shall be furnished by the provider without discrimination.”
Medicare for all is a partisan abomination.
For secular pro lifers who embrace scientific proof that a unique human life begins at fertilization, Medicare for All violates the norms of decency.
For Protestant pro lifers who believe God made us in His image in a spirit of sonship, Medicare for All violates the Commandment, “Thou shall not commit murder.”
For Roman Catholics, Medicare for All is a demonic prescription for a spread of mortal sin.
The Medicare for All debate comes on the heals of the 19th rejection of Born Alive legislation by House Democrats.
Let’s be honest: Democrats aren’t pro life, they are pro death. Medicare for All would transform America into a mecca for evil.
[Tom Quiner is president of Iowans for LIFE’S Board of Directors. Support a culture of life in Iowa. Donate to IFL today.]