Kansas City Ezine reports abortion supporters are now running a national TV ad about the current House-passed health reform because it contains the Stupak-Pitts amendment, barring new ways to spend tax monies on insurance that funds abortion. (The new Senate health reform bill unveiled yesterday has no Stupak-type prohibition.)
Pushing for taxpayer-funded elective abortion is of course immoral, but it’s also a change in long-standing federal policy. Nevertheless, the ad features a woman complaining that her federal job insurance would not pay for a $5,000 abortion of an unborn child diagnosed with anencephaly, a spinal malformation.
Two-thirds of anecephalic babies die in the womb because of the condition, and of those who are born alive, many live for days or even weeks. (Removal of a baby who dies of natural causes is not an abortion.) National Right to Life’s Legislative Director, Douglas Johnson, was quoted in the story:
“We don’t think that federal funds should be used for killing the handicapped, whether inside the womb or after birth…those babies deserve the “same rights and dignity as the rest of us.”
Kansan Brenda Spurlock (accompanied by husband Jack and children) testified last spring in Topeka in support of a bill (now law) informing women about free medical assistance for challenging pregnancies. [This Woman’s Right to Know & See Act was authored by Rep. Lance Kinzer (R-Olathe), and shepherded by Rep. Melvin Neufeld (R-Ingalls)and Rep. Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe)]
The Spurlock’s daughter, Tatum, was diagnosed with several daunting medical anomalies in utero, but was delivered safely with the renowned services of Alexandra’s House in KCMO. Similar prenatal help is available at Choices Medical Clinic in Wichita.
The amazing Spurlocks are nurturing Tatum (now approaching age 2) and have generously adopted another disabled infant –see the Kansas City Star video about them here.