The Senate approved an omnibus spending bill on Sunday that would lift the 13-year-long ban on directly paying for abortions in the nation’s capital. The legislation, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign, also contains funding for Planned Parenthood and the UNFPA.
This is just ridiculous. Politicians have a simple philosophy: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.
Most Americans don't want abortion completely banned or subsidized. There's absolutely nothing in the Constitution granting the federal government any say in the matter. But once the 17th Amendment was passed, the federal government had no more structural safeguards to prevent it from centralizing power and encroaching on every aspect of every individual's life.