A pair of anti-choice Representatives joining several Catholic health care experts and theologians to dismiss claims by some in the anti-abortion community that a vote for the Senate health care reform bill is a vote to invite government funding of abortion.
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On the call, organized by the group Faith In Public Life, Reps. Charlie Wilson (D-OH) and Dale Kildee (D-MI) said that a vote for the bill would not run afoul of their anti-choice views. In fact, they and the experts said, the bill is likely to decrease the number of abortions performed in America and make insurance coverage for the procedure less common.
"I will be 81 years old in September," Kildee, who announced yesterday that he'll vote yes on the Senate bill, said. "Certainly at this point in my life I'm not going to change my mind and support abortion and I'm not going to risk my eternal salvation."