I don't understand the great health care debate in the US.
Recently a US blogger spoke about how he was facing destitution because of the medical bills following the difficult birth and sickness of his first child.
We hear in the UK of United States citizens going untreated because of their poverty. That doesn't happen in the UK at the moment, except in the most extreme cases. For example, the husband of one of my parishioners, a few years ago, died because he was refused a second heart transplant, he was 42. The reasons were threefold, the degree of his illness, the difficulty of finding a compatible heart, and lastly the cost.
I can understand the fear of some US citizens, of a government imposing its own dystopian morality on its citizens but surely sick babies are aborted by poor mothers now because of fears of crippling medical bills. Would the mother of a child who was likely to be as disabled as Professor Stephen Hawkins be more likely to have him aborted under present US system than under the National Health Service in the UK?