“[Let’s] remember we should care about people even after they’re born. …” Alan Grayson, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives about the recent Harvard study showing that 44,000 Americans die every year because they lack health insurance.
At the end of his speech, Grayson compared these 44,000 deaths a year to the Holocaust, which is just as untrue and just as repulsive when a Democrat says it as it is when a Republican says it.
However, the line I quoted is right on. And it needs to be said way more often than it is — especially in the context of continuing Republican attempts to exclude abortion from covered health care services. Given the fact that the GOP does not believe it’s even necessary to safeguard the health and lives of Americans who are outside of the womb, it’s especially revealing that they do find it necessary to insert language protecting fertilized eggs, zygotes, embryos, and fetuses.