Not really about Healthcare Reform & Politics, but...

Really? You care so much about the sanctity of life that you’ll let MILLIONS of people–parents and children–suffer and die because the solution to their problems might lead to the abortion of a few unwanted pregnancies? I like to think I’m a pretty empathetic guy, but I’m just not able to wrap my head around this. Is he so incapable of critical thought that he can’t come up with a better reason to distance himself from something he thinks will be a collossal boondoggle? Maybe we should have started with a complete overhaul of our educational system: set it up to teach people how to think through problems as opposed to rote learning.

I could go on and on, but I’ve a feeling it wouldn’t matter one way or the other.

Assuming that you really, truly think that a fetus is a person at the moment of conception, yeah, it’s sound reasoning. Look at it this way: consider a proposed health care reform bill that would be paid for by randomly selecting people, executing them (humanely!), and turning all of their assets and possessions over to the state. Presumably you’d be against that, right? Even though it would help millions and millions of other people?

You putting that proposition in front of the wrong guy. :slight_smile: But I see your point. Nevertheless, fetuses are well known for their general dearth of assets.

He’s my congressman, and I can tell you - he’s lost my vote with this crap, regardless of which way he votes on health care. I don’t care which side you’re on in the abortion debate; this bill is not the place to put it. The fact that he’s turned it into a pulpit for his own religious beliefs has made me incredibly angry.

Well, they *do *have all those juicy stem cells. :smiley:

Are you suggesting that it’s either this bill or nothing? That the Congressman has to fund abortions if he wants to help millions of people? That he can’t vote “No” on this and vote “Yes” on a bill that doesn’t fund abortions?