Andrea Askowitz

Author & Teacher

Morality in Politics

I’ve been on a newspaper reading spree for two days now and yesterday I read in the Miami Herald that President Obama wants to come up with some compromise on the abortion ban in the healthcare bill. He said he doesn’t want funding for abortion to sneak into the bill. 

Abortion is a LEGAL, MEDICAL procedure in this country.  Why is the government, including our president, trying to control through backhanded legislation, what kinds of procedures people can get?  I know the answer is political cow-towing bullshit for reelection.  But it’s wrong.

This is like saying, let’s make sure funding for kidney transplants doesn’t sneak into the bill. The government, health insurance companies, NOBODY should be allowed to deny specific medical services.

Reading the paper is a frickin drag.