Abortion Is New Front in Health Care Battle

09/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • FAWN JOHNSON and LAURA MECKLER Wall Street Journal

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes coverage for abortion, as many existing private plans do, it effectively means federal taxpayers are subsidizing abortion, critics of the legislation argue.

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