America’s health care reforms are a Trojan horse for the abortion industry, a professional political consultant has said.
Chris Whitehouse says the introduction of public health provision in the U.S., known as "Obamacare," may force faith-based providers to act against their beliefs.
He points to one example of an organization that says it is likely to have to close because it won’t handle abortifacients.
He also quotes a politician named Chris Smith, who says that on closer inspection of the scheme, many health insurance plans across the country will, in fact, “fund abortion on demand, even very late abortions.”
The Obama administration has repeatedly assured pro-lifers no federal dollars would be used to fund abortion under the new scheme.
But Whitehouse says in a piece for the Catholic Universe newspaper that the new law will mean billions of dollars being paid out for pro-abortion health insurance, which is hidden in the small print.
“The Obamacare scheme will make it impossible for many charities and church groups to continue to provide services,” he explains.
Charities have warned they are likely to have to close their facilities “unless they are prepared to handle abortifacients” and carry out treatments that run “counter to Church teachings.”
Whitehouse says it is “tragic” that America “should be trampling in this way on religious freedoms and consciences.”
He adds, “Such a fundamental lurch to ever more liberal abortion availability and the driving out of the public space of those motivated by conscience should not go unrecorded.”
Whitehouse says the president has allowed a “no doubt well-intentioned social reform to be a Trojan horse for the abortion industry.”