Joe Lieberman Alright With Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortions in Health Care
by Steven Ertelt
December 16, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Joe Lieberman, one of the critical votes in determining the outcome of the pro-abortion government run health care bill, came around yesterday and said he is about ready to support the bill. That, and his response to a recent interview, show he is fine with forcing taxpayers to fund abortions.
Lieberman yesterday said that, as a result of removing a Medicare expansion package from proposed changes to the bill, he is much more likely to support it.
However, Lieberman also recently talked with CNS News, which asked him whether he thought making Americans pay for abortions is "morally right."
CNS News asked Lieberman: Do you think it is morally right to take [tax] money from pro-life Americans and give it to health plans that cover abortion? What is your opinion on that? Is it morally right?
The Connecticut senator responded, Oh, as somebody once said, thats a hard question to answer on one foot, but it happens all the time because we put money into a general pot and then it goes to things that some people support and some don’t.
Its hard though, its hard because its a moral question," he added.
Lieberman apparently had an answer when he voted against the Nelson amendment that would have stopped abortion funding under the measure.
He also voted for the Mikulski amendment that would allow the Obama administration to force insurance companies to cover abortions by defining abortion as preventative care.
With Lieberman apparently signing on to the bill, all eyes are on lawmakers like Ben Nelson, Bob Casey, and Roland Burris to see if they will stick with the rest of the Democratic caucus in supporting the measure.
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