Stopping Obamacare's Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Posted: Mar 01, 2014 12:01 AM
Stopping Obamacare's Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

I’m a physician and a small businessman. But most importantly I'm a parent.

Every single day, I see the importance of life. My children are the reason I’m running for Congress in Alabama’s sixth district. They don’t deserve to inherit a nation worse off than the one in which I grew up because of the wasteful spending and the Obama administration’s disregard for the values that made America great.

I’m appalled at the assault on life perpetuated by the Left and their failed policies of the last five years.

President Obama’s ‘Lie of the Year,’ that Americans could keep their health care plans under Obamacare if they liked them, is just the beginning of the deception that’s come with his takeover of our health care system.

He promised you could keep your plan, but millions have gotten cancellation notices. He promised premiums would go down; they’ve actually gone up. He also said our tax dollars wouldn’t pay for abortions, yet that just hasn’t been the case.

The plain truth is that Obamacare’s fiscal insanity is just the beginning.

Federal tax dollars are readily available to subsidize abortions under Obamacare. A Heritage study noted last November that a number of conservative-led states have passed bills prohibiting such plans from being entered in their exchanges, but 27 states and DC have yet to do so.

As a pro-life physician, I’m outraged by that.

One of the only constitutionally defined roles of government is protecting the lives of Americans, yet here we have a president and his big government allies forcing a law down our throats that does just the opposite.

We need conservatives in Washington who’ll fight the liberals tooth and nail on this. In Congress, I’ll do just that.

Not only will I fight to end taxpayer-funded abortions, I’ll fight to repeal and replace Obamacare in its entirety.

I’m proud to say that I support fellow physicians and Congressmen Phil Roe and Tom Price’s plan to replace it with free-market health care reforms that save trillions, improve quality, and don’t cover abortions.

That’s why I’m endorsed by Congressman Roe, Congressman Andy Harris and 100 other physicians. I’m proud to say that I have the support of the Alabama Orthopedic Society and the Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists.

Proven conservative voices like Erick Erickson, Ken Blackwell, the Madison Project, and FreedomWorks know that I won’t back down to toe the party line when it comes to fighting for life and conservative values.

I’ve actually read all 2,462 pages of Obamacare and I’ve seen its dreadful consequences on businesses and medical practitioners. That’s why I’m ready to roll up the sleeves of my medical coat and be the rational, conservative voice in Washington that Alabama deserves.

If a few more Democrats did the same and read the bills they passed then maybe we wouldn’t be dealing with this in the first place.

We can do better than this monstrosity and we can’t wait any longer to send it to the scrap pile of history. I’m Chad Mathis: physician, small businessman, and a conservative, and I’m ready to stand for life in Congress.