Tuesday’s lead story by David Kirkpatrick, headlined “Abortion Fight Adds to Debate On Health Care,” must have come as a surprise to the Times’ readership. After all, it has been assured by the paper that the health care bills under consideration by congressional Democrats would not permit taxpayer funded abortions, and that conservatives who suggested otherwise were simply conjuring up another anti-reform myth.
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“As if it were not complicated enough, the debate over health care in Congress is becoming a battlefield in the fight over abortion.
Abortion opponents in both the House and the Senate are seeking to block the millions of middle- and lower-income people who might receive federal insurance subsidies to help them buy health coverage from using the money on plans that cover abortion.”
Read More: By Clay Waters, Times Watch