Ken Blackwell

An independent polling company is out with a new survey with stunning news: Family Research Council’s ad warning of President Obama’s government takeover of health care is being highly effective.

HCD Research used its MediaCurves.com website to poll Americans’ ideas about ObamaCare. FRC’s ads criticize the President’s plan for two fatal flaws: it will force Americans to pay for abortion-on-demand and it will lead to rationed health care for all Americans.

Sixty-four percent of Democrats found the ad effective. Eighty-one percent of Republicans and 71 percent of Independents agreed. These are extraordinary numbers.

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The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration has been caught “by surprise” by the path of the debate on health care. They hadn’t anticipated that the Left of their party would be so adamant about holding onto a “public option” as part of the President’s plan.

The Obama Administration tries to say that no one provision in the health care takeover is a “deal breaker.” But the Obama team knows that publicly promoting free abortion could be a deal breaker, so they try to convince us that abortion is not even in the plan. Family Research Council’s Tom McClusky has shown seven reasons why abortion is in the plan and ten reasons why health care rationing is also in the plan.

What this poll shows is that federally-funded abortion is not a wedge issue, as Leftists contend, not a “distraction,” as President Obama maintains. It is vitally important. Opposition to federally-funded abortion is a bridge issue, bringing together Americans of all parties and ethnic and religious backgrounds.

It also shows that President Obama’s irrational idea that you can “reduce” the tragic toll of abortion by making abortion free is catching up with him. Americans are rightly skeptical that this makes any sense.

For thousands of years, the first rule of medicine was this: Above all, do no harm.

Killing is not healthy. Despite 36 years of liberals claiming that abortion is good for health, that it is nothing more than another medical procedure, Americans do not believe this. Even pro-choice Americans do not believe this. Here’s what reporter Sarah Kliff wrote about visiting abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s facility and witnessing an abortion:

When I returned from Omaha, friends and colleagues wanted to know if I had "done it." When I said I had, their reactions surprised me. Friends who supported legal abortion bristled slightly when I told them where I'd been and what I'd watched. Acquaintances at a party looked a bit regretful to have asked about my most recent assignment… But my experience (among an admittedly small, largely pro-choice sample set) found a general discomfort when confronted with abortion as a physical reality, not a political idea. Americans may support abortion rights, but even 40 years after Roe, we don't talk about it like other medical procedures.

President Obama is trying to make abortion “like other medical procedures.” Hillary Clinton says reproductive health care includes abortion.

But abortion is not health care. Intuitively, everyone knows that.

This feeling goes very deep with Americans. Lincoln said it best: “Nothing stamped in the divine image was sent into the world to be trod upon.” Ultra-sound technology teaches us every day that unborn children are stamped in the divine image. It is why more Americans than ever are counting themselves pro-life. And it is why the Obama health overhaul is in deep, and deepening, trouble.


Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at Townhall.com, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
 
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