Sunday, February 19, 2006

Somebody was looking for tax funding for abortions

Your Tax Dollars at Work:

Sharon Hamptlon, Abortion Death

Diana Lopez, Abortion Death

Big Brother vs. Erin's Mom

I don't know how many more abortion death and malpractice cases were funded by tax dollars, because that information is rarely included in documents. But I think these three cases alone stand as a pretty strong argument against tax funding for abortions. Even after adjusting for race and income, public-pay patients still have a higher abortion complication rate than private-pay patients. And taking away tax funding does not increase illegal abortions. In fact, it leads to fewer hospitalizations for abortion complications among medicaid-eligible women.

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