It 'Remains to Be Decided' If Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortion is Morally Right, Says Sen. Akaka

December 8, 2009 - 8:53 PM
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D.-Hawaii) said it "remains to be decided" if forcing taxpayers to fund abortion is morally right.
Washington (CNSNews.com) - When asked yesterday whether it is morally right to use tax dollars from pro-life taxpayers to pay for insurance plans that cover abortion, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) said that it "remains to be decided."

At the Capitol Tuesday, CNSNews.com had the following exchange with Sen. Akaka.



CNSNews.com: Do you think it is morally right to use taxpayer money of pro-life Americans to help pay for insurance plans that cover abortion? What is your opinion on that? Do you think it's morally right?
 
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii): Well, that remains to be decided by--and we need to discuss all of these. I think that this is something that we have to consider and as we look at even abortion, what about diabetes, what about--you know, there are others, and we need to be a little more general than being specific.
 
CNSNews.com: OK, so is abortion on the same level as diabetes, would you say?
 
Sen. Akaka: Well, it’s one of the issues. It’s one of the issues.