Sunday, July 18, 2010


Unrelenting Tussle Over Abortion

Intense Activity at State Level

By Father John Flynn, LC

ROME, JULY 18, 2010 ( Abortion is very much in the headlines these days. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan came in for criticism over her support for abortion during her recent U.S. Senate confirmation hearings, particularly for her role as a staff member in the Clinton administration in opposing laws to prohibit partial-birth abortion.

Meanwhile, the effects of the health care law passed by Congress continue to cause controversy. National Right to Life raised the alarm about abortions being funded under state insurance plans that are funded federally. The New Mexico plan listed abortion as a covered benefit, only to eliminate this from the list following an inquiry by the Associated Press, the news agency reported July 14. The report explained that federal law bars paying for abortion with government money, except in cases of rape or incest or to save the mother's life.

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