So how do you explain private insurance companies who pay for abortion as part of people's work plans? Group insurance involves multiple payers. If you work for a company whose group insurance plan covers abortion, then you are, by default, supporting abortion financially. Have you quit your job over it?
I'm not trying to paint you as a hypocrite... I'm just saying. The group paying for the individual has been the case for a long time in the work sector. Granted, it's not the public sector, but still.
As I said before, I think more than likely what will happen with U.S. style UHC is that coverage for abortion will depend on which administration is in power. The Republicans will strike it from the bill while the Democrats will restore it. It is the same with the rest of the birth control policy in general.
I still do not see it as a reason to not have UHC though.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I do reiterate though that the U.S. is simply not ready for UHC. They can't make the initial leap of wanting to pay for the collective health of their society, so why should I expect them to understand why UHC being pro-choice makes sense?
Your country just isn't ready. There are too many debates happening and UHC intersects a lot of them. You can't have UHC until the chatter dies down.
Our countries legalized abortion and funded it across the board under pro-choice policy. They looked at it and said, "If you want one, we will help. If you don't want one, don't get one." But in our countries, the evangelists and religious right are given less of a voice in secular politics. They have much more power in the U.S.
I still assert that if you don't like abortion, then don't get one... but it's not enough for the opposition. For them, it's: "Oh, but we want to control everyone and make sure people aren't being murdered!"