Is it pro-life to cut medical care for 2,800 infants? John Kline and Michelle Bachmann think so.
Once again proving that the GOP is only pro-life if you are a fetus.
While the nation debates the negative impact of Paul Ryan’s Medicare destroying cuts for seniors, the plan quietly attacks aid for infants and children as well. Last year, Medicaid paid for 2,800 births in John Kline’s Congressional District. The plan will cut aid for 3,300 births in pseudo pro-life Michelle Bachmann’s district. These are the nameless, voiceless, and voteless cuts in the Republican plan to dismantle both Medicare and Medicaid.
According to the CIA World Factbook, 45 nations have a lower infant mortality rate than the United States. Now, the Republicans want to cut eligibility for possibly 2,800 Medicaid births in Kline’s district alone? How can you be pro-life and simultaneously for a plan that will make our infant mortality even worse than it is? How can you demand that a mother has the obligation to give birth, while denying the child the right to a healthy birth? These our not rhetorical questions for our conservative friends out there. It would seem universal access to birth would be a priority, but Ryan, Kline, and the Republicans want even less access.