Abortion funding assured under Gov. Brewer’s surrender to ObamaCare
In addition to the continually mounting grassroots opposition of Republican activists in counties and districts across Arizona to Gov. Jan Brewer’s reckless Medicaid expansion, we now have this letter from M. Casey Mattox, Senior Counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Mattox’s letter is in response to a request for clarity from State Rep. Justin Olson (R-LD 25). In it, Mattox unequivocally defines the impact of the proposed expansion on funding for abortion providers, stating, “In our judgment, expanding Medicaid pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) would necessarily result in increased funding of abortion providers in Arizona and would subsidize abortions.”
It doesn’t get much clearer than that. The facts contained in his legal response also raise some key questions:
Why would Gov. Brewer, regarded as one of the most pro-life governors in the country, be pushing this agenda that will result in death to countless pre-born Arizona babies? Will this news cause the Arizona Conference of Catholic Bishops to rethink their support of the expansion?
We also include this letter to Gov. Brewer and AZ House and Senate leadership from Cathi Herrod, President of pro-life, pro-family Center for Arizona Policy. Oddly the organization “remains neutral” on the massive and costly federal intrusion into our personal health care delivery system, although offering alternative language to the Medicaid legislation, to guarantee “no increased funding to abortion providers results” from the implementation of the health care scheme.
We applaud all pro-life efforts, on either end of the life cycle. But taking a resolute stand against the encroachment of socialism in no way diminishes the importance of honoring the sanctity of life.
And although Obama vowed the new law will bring costs down, a startling new study released by the Society of Actuaries says claims cost, the most important driver of health care premiums, will jump an average 32 percent, with the costs to many soaring much higher. (Read paragraph four in the link).