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The GOP health care overhaul barreling toward a possible Senate vote this month would restrict abortion coverage for some people as early as next year.

Most of the major changes included in the package, from Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, wouldn’t take effect until 2020. That’s when the legislation would end the subsidies currently available to consumers who don’t get their health insurance through their job or a government program. It’s also when the legislation would overhaul — and cut — government contributions to state Medicaid programs.  

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  • The government should not be supporting or promoting abortion. People should be responsible for their own actions. They have free will and are free persons and have an infinite number of choices. Reckless behavior should not be rewarded. I’m not saying ban abortion, but I don’t want to pay for it. In my past, I participated in a number of abortions which I now regret. The preponderance of scientific evidence leads to the certain belief that these unborn children are sentient, feeling beings and I don’t think the state, which I am part of, should finance their murder. I am also against capital punishment. The practice of law is subject to too many mistakes.

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