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National Right to Life: Obama mandate ‘scam’ paves way for national abortion mandate ^ | 2/10/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 02/10/2012 6:02:16 PM PST by Morgana

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2012 ( - President Obama’s defense of his deceptive rephrasing of the birth control mandate on Friday - suggesting that insurers can provide the drugs for free because fewer children means less overall health costs - lays the groundwork for a future abortion mandate, the National Right to Life Committee has warned.

In order to assuage outrage from Catholic groups, President Obama on Friday afternoon essentially claimed that religious employers wouldn’t really pay for the birth control their employees receive in health care plans because insurers would chalk up the drugs as balancing out the potential costs of bearing a child.

“President Obama today promulgated a scam that, if he is re-elected, will allow him to mandate that every health plan in America cover abortion on demand,” said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson.

“The same twisted logic will be applied: By ordering health plans to cover elective abortion, health plans would save the much higher costs of prenatal care, childbirth, and care for the baby - and under the Obama scam, if a procedure saves money, then that means that you’re not really paying for it when the government mandates it.”

The supposed “revision” of the birth control mandate drew strong praise from abortion and family planning groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Johnson said the same “doublespeak” could be used to say that Medicaid, prior to the Hyde amendment blocking abortion funding, was not really “funding abortion” because “after all, every abortion that the government paid for also saved the government money.” The same reasoning could even be applied to physician-assisted suicide in states where it has been legalized, he said, since “each suicide would result in a net savings to the plan” and thus “it is really free and nobody really pays for it.”

The NRLC also pointed out that the Institutes of Medicine “panel of experts” Obama cited as recommending universal birth control coverage was loaded with progressive ideologues.

Johnson, who was heavily involved in the abortion debate surrounding the federal health care bill, emphasized that contrary to some reports, the bill certainly allows an abortion mandate.

He explained: “The law prevents the Secretary of Health and Human Services from including abortion in a list of federally mandated ‘essential health benefits.’ But the birth control mandate is based on an entirely different provision of the law, which allows the Secretary to mandate that all health plans cover any service that the Secretary places on a list of ‘preventive’ services. There is nothing in the law to prevent the Secretary from placing abortion, assisted suicide, or any other additional services on the preventive services list.”

TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; contraceptives; obama; prolife; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 02/10/2012 6:02:25 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

If the government presumes to tell churches what they can and can’t do, or tell private business what it has to give away to its customers, what’s to stop it from telling women when they have to get abortions?

2 posted on 02/10/2012 6:10:18 PM PST by pallis
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To: pallis

It is unfortunate for America that nobama’s lefty mother didn’t use abortion in following her conscience.

3 posted on 02/10/2012 6:13:18 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Morgana

And according to Obamacare, we’re just ‘Units’ to be plugged into some actuarial table.

4 posted on 02/10/2012 6:15:38 PM PST by Track9 ("Strength through peace.. oh wait, I mean" Mit Romney)
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To: Track9
Wakey, wakey, Neo
5 posted on 02/10/2012 6:20:01 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Morgana

Obama must really think the Catholic clergy are stupid.

If they go for this charade they are.

What white House idiot thought of this Valerie Jarrett?

6 posted on 02/10/2012 6:23:11 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Morgana

National Right to Life?????????????????



Evil, or just Stupid?

October/November 2009 and ObamaCare was stalled in the House, the main sticking point being government funded abortions. There were enough Dems opposed to abortion that refused to vote for the ObamaCare if it contained any abortion language that it would not pass.

Representative Stupak (D) MI introduced his amendment that prohibited any government money from ObamaCare bill being used to fund abortions. This essentially would end all abortions, as no medical procedures outside the ObamaCare System can be done. No going to a doctor and paying him directly for anything. Thus, with his amendment, ALL abortions would be illegal.

This amendment to the House bill, if it passed, would give the above ‘Pro-Life’ Democrats a green light to vote for the ObamaCare bill.

Not enough Democrats supported the Stupak Amendment for it to pass. Many Democrats were vociferously opposed to it. It could only pass with Republican votes.

National Right to Life favored the Stupak Amendment, and insisted that Republicans vote for it. Further, they threatened any Republican who didn’t vote for it with their active opposition to that Republican during the 2010 fall election.

The Republicans caved, even those who could see the eventual outcome, right down to the last man. One hundred percent voted for the Stupak Amendment, along with a bunch of Dems who were opposed to abortions. Stupak handily passed.

Nobody believed the Amendment would stick; eventually it would/will be overridden in some fashion and Government funded abortion would become part of ObamaCare. Abortion is the Prime Sacrament of the Left, and will not be denied government funding, let alone be made illegal.

With a green light, the ’Pro-Life’ Dems could vote for ObamaCare, and although many hard-line Leftists were angry, enough of them also could see the end game, and agreed to vote pass ObamaCare.

A couple days later ObamaCare passed the House.

Everyone knew how this would play out, and it did. Rush spoke about it on his show.

I am of the opinion even National Right to Life knew it would play out this way. I’m not aware of anyone who thought otherwise. That leaves us with two opinions of their leadership;

The NRTL is Stupid Strategy;

1. They are so locked into their ‘stop abortion at all costs’ viewpoint that they can’t operate with a strategy that goes beyond 24 hours. Liberals like to say that ‘conservatives are stupid and easily lead’, this situation is circumstantial proof that Leftists are right from time to time. This is the NRTL Stupid Strategy.

The NRTL is Evil Strategy;

2. They were in cahoots with the Pro-Abort crowd on this, and were complicit in getting ObamaCare passed in the House, ObamaCare which will include a monthly premium from all of us to fund abortions. This would be the NRTL Evil Strategy.

Either way, too stupid, or just evil, they are unfit to lead the movement to reduce or end abortions. Their thuggish actions have brought us to the brink of the enslavement of 300 million Americans, ending of the most advanced medical care in the entire history of the world, and will lead, ironically, to Chinese style government mandated and government funded abortions.

I am unaware of any other organization which has played such a pivotal role against Americans and babies in the ObamaCare fight as National Right to Life has.

7 posted on 02/10/2012 6:49:11 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Morgana
8 posted on 02/10/2012 8:42:46 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Morgana

The unconnected dot here is that abortion is used 98.6% of the time for birth control. It will not be long before that dot is connected, my friends. This whole thing is a ruse to get abortions paid for by the government and as far as they are concerned, for free. But nothing is free...and especially not an abortion.

9 posted on 02/10/2012 8:59:50 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Morgana

Come 2014, if Obama is still in office, some liberal judge will rule that abortion is a method of birth control and must be covered cost free under health care.

10 posted on 02/10/2012 9:31:59 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: pallis
What’s to stop it from telling women when they have to get abortions?

The fact that feminists driving the policy don't want that.

11 posted on 02/11/2012 1:49:23 AM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Balding_Eagle
They are so locked into their ‘stop abortion at all costs’ viewpoint.

"National Right to Life" opposes any legislation that would stop any abortions.

12 posted on 02/11/2012 1:54:43 AM PST by DNA.2012
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To: DNA.2012

“The fact that feminists driving the policy don’t want that.”

I think you underestimate big government.

13 posted on 02/11/2012 11:00:21 AM PST by pallis
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To: pallis
you underestimate big government

Not at all.

But those in charge tend to exempt themselves from paying the price.

Feminists want each feminist woman to have unfettered power.

Big government is fully aligned with that.

14 posted on 02/11/2012 4:42:11 PM PST by DNA.2012
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