Rep. Joe Pitts (PA) appeared on America’s Newsroom on Fox News Channel to discuss the hidden abortion mandate in the House Democrats’ healthcare reform plan. In this clip, the Congressman makes important points about what the bill will do:
"...if you as a private person purchasing private insurance coverage elect not to have abortion coverage you will be penalized an additional 2.5 percent tax on this premium. If you’re an employer providing insurance for your employees and you don’t provide that coverage for your employees you will be taxed up to 8 percent additional tax penalties. So they’re going to try to force this on all coverage, both private and public. And with the public option, the facts are clear, history is very clear, if you don’t mention an explicit prohibition of abortion like Medicaid, when it was passed didn’t even contain the word abortion in it, the administrators and the courts will rule that you must provide abortion coverage, and from ‘73-‘76 they were doing over 300,000 abortions a year with tax payer funds."