by Art Helms
H.R.3 — No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (Introduced in House – IH)
`SEC. 309. TREATMENT OF ABORTIONS RELATED TO RAPE, INCEST, OR PRESERVING THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER.
`The limitations established in sections 301, 302, 303, and 304 shall not apply to an abortion–
`(1) if the pregnancy occurred because the pregnant female was the subject of an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest; or
`(2) in the case where the pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the pregnant female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
Surely you didn’t really believe that Congress would truly ban tax funding of abortions! “Preserving the life of the mother” has, since Roe v Wade, been typically interpreted by government entities, to include mental stress which could cause physical illness, which could cause death.
Since the Hyde Amendment was watered down, in 1977, to include these three exceptions, it has been used as propaganda for the maintenance of Planned Parenthood funding. All Planned Parenthood has had to do, to show separation of abortion funding, from other funded services offered, is to submit “self referral” forms to Title X authorities. We have been brainwashed into believing that our tax dollars have not funded the abortion industry, and the brainwashing will be continued by this Congress.
Tune in for a re-run of “Contract with America.”