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

By Karen Schuberg | December 8, 2009 | 7:53 PM EST

Washington ( - 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, had the following exchange with Sen. Akaka. 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. 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.