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Video: MRL President Pam Fichter Comments on Abortion and Health Care Reform

Ficter-interviewWatch this video from St. Louis’ KMOV about abortion and health care reform. It includes statements from Missouri Right to Life president Pam Fichter (they got her name wrong in the report) and Sally Burges from the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, IL, which performs thousands of abortions every year.

Fichter acknowledges that the health care reform making it’s way through the House and the Senate would represent the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade. So far, most abortion advocates have been relatively quiet about the whole debate. Some, like MO Senator Claire McCaskill, even insist that abortion is not and should not be a part of health care reform. But Ms. Burges does not agree. She says that “abortion care must be part of comprehensive health care reform.”

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The only way to ensure that abortions will not be covered under the federal health care reform is if specific language is written into the bill that excludes taxpayer funds from paying for abortions. Find out more at

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