What a move by the Republicans!
So, do we have freedom of choice or not? Democrats believe strongly in the Constitutional “right” for a woman to chose to have an abortion, but the mandatory requirement that everyone purchase health care really does not give us much of a choice about our health, now does it?
Would passage of this bill outlaw abortion? Seems that they can’t have it both ways. Listening to the Democrats blather about how this lack of choice is not like “pro” choice.
Should be cool!
From The Washington Examiner:
The House on Wednesday will have to take an unplanned vote on whether the Democratic health care proposal is constitutional.
Sens. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and John Ensign, R-Nev., on Tuesday raised a point of order against the legislation on behalf of a caucus of conservative senators.
Ensign said the bill violates individual freedom of choice by requiring people to purchase health insurance or be subjected to fines and penalties.
“Forcing every American to purchase a product is absolutely inconsistent with our Constitution and the freedoms our Founding Fathers hoped to protect,‚Äù Senator DeMint said. “This is not at all like car insurance, you can choose not to drive but Americans will have no choice whether to buy government-approved insurance.”