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Final Thoughts on Healthcare and Abortion

March 22nd, 2010 | 5 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Over the past 72 hours, I’ve been engaged in various debates about the contents of our newly minted-health care system and the effects of the executive order that was issued to appease Bart Stupak and his ilk.

The central question in the debate is whether the bill will–does–fund abortions, and whether the Executive Order that Obama has promised to sign is enough to prevent that from happening.

It’s my suspicion that significant confusion remains on the issue.  So here’s my attempt to shed light on the question of abortion in the Senate bill.

But let’s do this Q&A style.  Because that’ll be more fun.  

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.