Taylor opposes health care bill’s lack of abortion funding prohibition

U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, has deeply held beliefs against abortion.

He also has deeply felt objections to the Democratic Party’s health care bill as too costly and too bureaucratic.

Taylor is one of 40 pro-life House Democrats who are poised to vote as soon as today with most House Republicans to block the health care bill from proceeding to floor debate – because the bill does not include a prohibition against federal funding for abortions.

“I’m very much supporting Rep. Bart Stupak,” said Taylor, referring to the Michigan Democrat who is leading the fight against abortion funding.
Stupak said Tuesday that Democratic leaders had not changed the bill, the Affordable Healthcare for America Act, to ensure federal monies will not be spent on abortions.

Sun Herald
11/5/9