Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D, Penn) is among those joining Rep. Bart Stupak in a press conference to announce support for the health care reform bill now that President Barack Obama has said he would sign an Executive Order outlawing taxpayer funding of abortion. Dahlkemper stresses that she is not pro-life, but ‘whole-life’ and that means not only opposing abortion but supporting a  government run/regulated health care system for coverage is affordable for everyone. This is essentially a seamless garment argument. Intellectually that argument is weak — there is no equality between prohibiting the killing of the unborn and access to health coverage. But the phrase ‘whole-life’ is grating.