Thursday, October 1, 2009

Health Care Reform to Cover Abortion?

In the October 1st New York Times article, "Abortion and Health Care Reform" the author provides an argument against what many members of congress are in support of as far as abortion being covered by the new health care reform goes. Many conservatives throughout the government are in support of applying restrictions to the new health care reform that would make it difficult for many women, especially in low-income families, to receive an abortion. Since the new health care reform would get funds primarily from federal tax subsidies, government officials are wanting to have an extra charge on insurance policies that include abortion coverage. The author is very much opposed to this idea claiming that the current government view on the tax reforms would "deny Americans' rights to make their own health-care decisions".
I agree with the author's stance on the issue and believe that they made a viable argument. One thing I will mention against the author however is that i think they should have more evidence behind the facts they present. The facts stated are believable, but there is nothing to back it up. The logic is there but hard evidence is lacking. This makes me somewhat question the author's credibility.
The target audience is generally women and liberal citizens. The author's claims on the topic of abortion coverage represents that of the liberal ideas. They are criticizing the government's conservative veiws making an appeal to the women and liberals of the nation.

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