Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Neither Health Nor Care

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) joins with Americans across the nation in denouncing the Passion Sunday passage of the health care reform bill in the House. This bill, which passed on a final vote of 219-212, does not promote health care but rather moves the country yet one more step down the road toward State intervention and socialism.

Adding insult to injury, the measure attempted to placate pro-life sentiments with an executive order that cannot guarantee the protection of innocent unborn life. No one can deny that taxpayer-funded abortion is now embedded in the law of the land. Those who changed their votes based on the assurances of this order will soon see just how empty it is.

However, what must especially be remembered is that centralizing health care in the hands of the State will harm the speed and efficiency of the medical assistance being provided. It will destroy the natural and trusting relationships between physicians and other health providers with their patients. It will create a huge bureaucratic machine which will absorb hard-earned taxpayer dollars needed for medical services.

This bill has been termed historic as indeed it is. It is the repetition of the sad history of socialism that has caused so much suffering all over the world.

During the debate, the sides were clearly drawn. The left defined itself by unifying with almost fanatical zeal, the Catholic left, socialists, “progressives,” liberals and so many others.

The passage of this bill has however united all pro-life movements in unanimous rejection of the measure. It has removed any illusions about dealing with the Culture of Death. It has brought new resolve to the new pro-life majority who must now unite in peaceful and legal action to reverse a health care law that provides neither health nor care.

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