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EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills
The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | Editorial

Posted on 02/10/2012 6:16:09 PM PST by jazusamo

Revised White House contraception rule changes nothing

Someone should tell President Obama there’s no such thing as a free abortion pill. The White House is trying to douse a political wildfire sparked by an Obamacare mandate forcing religiously affiliated institutions to provide a full range of contraception measures for employees - including pills that induce abortions. Catholic and other religious leaders with principled objections cried foul, citing promises that they and their affiliates would be covered by a “conscience waiver” for any provisions of the law that created this kind of moral dilemma. On Friday Mr. Obama proposed a new rule whereby the onus would be on the insurance companies who cover the employees to reach out with cost-free contraceptives.

It was typical of the administration to make the proposed deal a giveaway program. Mr. Obama seems to be saying that if you don’t see who is paying for the abortion pills then no one is. “Religious organizations won’t have to pay for these services,” he said. But of course they will. Insurance companies may be required by law to provide these services at no cost to the recipient, but costs are still involved. Employers will still be directly subsidizing the birth control plan. It was a classic Obama compromise; he gets 100 percent of what he wants and the other side gets a lecture about fairness.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: contraception; obama; obamacare; religion
Obama is nothing more than a flim-flam boy.
1 posted on 02/10/2012 6:16:13 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Heart of the matter. Let’s hope those editorials keep coming.


2 posted on 02/10/2012 6:30:21 PM PST by Mach9
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To: jazusamo
The lying sack’s explanation of the “The Compromise” was most insulting. My blood pressure must have gone up sixty points when he said, “..at no cost.” How stupid does he think we are?
3 posted on 02/10/2012 6:36:19 PM PST by oyez
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To: oyez

I’ve gotten to the point I can’t stand to listen to his speeches but I unmuted the Fox channel to listen to this one, when he came out laughing I muted it.

You’re correct, those medications don’t come at “no cost!”


4 posted on 02/10/2012 6:41:09 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Abortion first, then onto euthanasia. The social security mess has to be fixed. It will start with Hospice patients, then a limitation of how much Medicaid will be available then onto Medicare. The only winners will be those with sufficient personal funds.


5 posted on 02/10/2012 6:42:20 PM PST by DownInFlames
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6 posted on 02/10/2012 6:42:28 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: oyez

He thinks we bitter clingers are pretty stupid. Hope to prove him wrong in November.


7 posted on 02/10/2012 6:45:19 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: jazusamo

He disgusts me. He tried to play the “free” game by pretending that when you increase the insurance company costs, it doesn’t cause a premium increase.


8 posted on 02/10/2012 6:51:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: jazusamo

He disgusts me. He tried to play the “free” game by pretending that when you increase the insurance company costs, it doesn’t cause a premium increase.


9 posted on 02/10/2012 6:51:33 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama’s Free Abortion Pills

When they invent the Way-Back machine I hope someone goes back to November, 1960 and stuffs a bottle of these down his mothers throat.


10 posted on 02/10/2012 6:53:28 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: jazusamo

He has no right to be president and certainly no right to do this...


11 posted on 02/10/2012 6:55:58 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Our premium with Blue Cross didn’t increase for years. Then it has increased four times since Zero got into office. The last increase letter came right out and said that it was increasing because of Obamacare. So if he gets away with this latest power grab, I am sure we will get another letter.


12 posted on 02/10/2012 7:01:30 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama Administration is in bad need of aborting. Hey! Let’s give him a “free pill!”


13 posted on 02/10/2012 7:04:54 PM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Big Giant Head

Amen! I’d pay for it and if you prefer, split it with you.


14 posted on 02/10/2012 7:12:37 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

So currently my entire family has to pay for medication and we have insurance. How come these playful sex pills are free? Bull Shit! I’m mad as hell.


15 posted on 02/10/2012 7:18:31 PM PST by Logical me
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To: jazusamo
Catholic and other religious leaders with principled objections cried foul, citing promises that they and their affiliates would be covered by a “conscience waiver” for any provisions of the law that created this kind of moral dilemma.

Obama promised you could keep your old insurance plan if you wanted to. I guess that is unless you are a faith based organization that doesn't now have comprehensive contraception coverage.

16 posted on 02/10/2012 7:32:17 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: jazusamo

Aren’t some of these hospitals and religious organizations self insured? The Insurance paying for the contraceptive care would be the organization itself.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 7:42:17 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: jazusamo
I have comprehensive insurance on my car, and can you believe that they won't pay for my oil changes?!?!
18 posted on 02/10/2012 7:50:47 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Feels good to use the word "Sarah" in my tag line again.)
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To: jazusamo
I am against government mandated “free birth controll pills/implants/devices etc”, period!

If a sexualy active woman decides to use elective medical means to prevent pregnancy, a naturally occurring outcome of heterosexual coitus, fine.
It is an individual, private choice to an optional pharmaceutical/medical product.

It is not a device/substance that is medically necessary.

I applaud the Catholic Church for fighting this proposed mandate on religious freedom grounds.

I don't understand why everyone else is not fighting against this measure on simple logic.

19 posted on 02/10/2012 7:55:30 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: jazusamo

All Dems should use the pill and not produce any more little worthless leftists.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 7:55:30 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: jazusamo
EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills
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Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics [Catholic Caucus]
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21 posted on 02/10/2012 8:09:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DownInFlames
BINGO!!!!! This is the final objective of this healthcare debacle. Remember, “just give granny a pill”?

The truth is, the senior is the most expendable member of society to the left. Just ask Bernard Shaw. They are the non-producers, so they are no longer needed. To the left they are just a drain on society and are seen as the reason why their programs are not sustainable. See the left knows, that what they want is not economically sustainable if their is a large senior population. So, the solution? Deny them life-sustaining healthcare, let them die and thus keep the programs afloat. It is SICK!!!! And they don't really want these programs for the good of the people. They want them because it ensures them an unending bastion of voters and guaranteed power.

I will NEVER forget when I went to my first townhall and the absolute look of fear in the eyes of the seniors in light of the "death panels". It broke my heart. I got up to speak to my rep. and laid into him about what an affront it was to me that the senior citizens of this nation should have to worry about whether or not they will receive even basic care in their old age. I stood there and said, “These people are not expendable. They are the very pillars of our society. They are the wells of wisdom from which my children and your children draw. They are the shoulders upon which we stand. The very generation that died for the freedoms the world has today” I just spoke from my heart, because it is what I truly believe. I was not looking for accolades, but I got a standing O from all the seniors there and they came up to me with tears in their eyes to thank me and say, “You give me hope. I thought your generation had forgotten us”. What a tragic statement on our society.

Liberalism comes from the very pits of hell and they is not hyperbole!

22 posted on 02/10/2012 8:37:12 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: oyez
How stupid does he think we are?

Quite stupid!

After all, 53% (69 million) of you voted for him in the last election.

24 posted on 02/10/2012 8:43:09 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Dam where is that dam LIKE button???


25 posted on 02/10/2012 8:50:41 PM PST by justkillingtime
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To: jazusamo
If only this woman would have had the morning after pill available. If I could go back in time, I would be pleased to provide it for her.
26 posted on 02/10/2012 9:04:41 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: DownInFlames; jazusamo

This is worse than before. What we are now being forced to pay for is essentially a government funded and (as yet) indirectly government administered population control program.

Euthanasia will be next, and it will be done exactly the way this is happening.

I think this was Obama’s plan all along.


27 posted on 02/10/2012 10:14:11 PM PST by livius
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To: oyez
The lying sack’s explanation of the “The Compromise” was most insulting. My blood pressure must have gone up sixty points when he said, “..at no cost.” How stupid does he think we are?

He thinks we're very stupid. What's scary is the brazen attempt to pretend he will be accomodating. He's either stupid, just doesn't care how he sounds, or insane with power (possibly all three).

28 posted on 02/11/2012 3:18:35 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: livius

I don’t think LBJ had this in mind when he designed the Great Society.


29 posted on 02/11/2012 5:38:35 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: jazusamo; Anti-Hillary; All
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis

To call yesterday's unconscionable "accommodation" announcement a great and magnanimous act on behalf of "women's health" or "contraceptive rights" is deceitful and misleading on the part of this President.

Obama and the so-called "progressives" know that an act by an elected official/officials which violates the First Amendment's barrier to government intrusion is invalid; therefore, any subsequent "addition to" or "walking back" of the initial act must also be invalid. Such intrusion on "the People's" First Amendment rights is not within the purview of the President.

He arrogantly assumes that "the People" are ignorant of their rights and that this vote-getting mechanism will work to give him more power.

Remember, the so-called "progressives" who supported his election are the same people who censored the Founders' ideas of liberty from the textbooks of the very women to whom he is appealing. Many, therefore, may not understand that he is asking them to trade their ability to get "something for nothing" (another false idea) for the future liberty of generations yet to come.

30 posted on 02/11/2012 9:23:25 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: jazusamo; livius
"This is worse than before. What we are now being forced to pay for is essentially a government funded and (as yet) indirectly government administered population control program." - livius

Writers have been exposing socialism's tyrannical principles and goals for a century now. Those who have understood it best declared that its policies lead to tyranny and oppression.

Yet, we have arrogant Americans, born in liberty, and viewing themselves as "intellectuals" and "progressives," who have embraced socialist ideas over the ideas of liberty and are determined to impose its deadly limitations on a once-free people. Note the writer's warning that the "scheme of socialism is wholly incomplete unless it includes the power of restraining the increase of population."

Earlier this week, my post included the following:

From the Liberty Fund Library is "A Plea for Liberty: An Argument Against Socialism and Socialistic Legislation," edited by Thomas Mackay (1849 - 1912), originally published in 1891, Chapter 1, excerpted final paragraphs from Edward Stanley Robertson's essay:

"I have suggested that the scheme of Socialism is wholly incomplete unless it includes a power of restraining the increase of population, which power is so unwelcome to Englishmen that the very mention of it seems to require an apology. I have showed that in France, where restraints on multiplication have been adopted into the popular code of morals, there is discontent on the one hand at the slow rate of increase, while on the other, there is still a 'proletariat,' and Socialism is still a power in politics.
I.44
"I have put the question, how Socialism would treat the residuum of the working class and of all classes—the class, not specially vicious, nor even necessarily idle, but below the average in power of will and in steadiness of purpose. I have intimated that such persons, if they belong to the upper or middle classes, are kept straight by the fear of falling out of class, and in the working class by positive fear of want. But since Socialism purposes to eliminate the fear of want, and since under Socialism the hierarchy of classes will either not exist at all or be wholly transformed, there remains for such persons no motive at all except physical coercion. Are we to imprison or flog all the 'ne'er-do-wells'?
I.45
"I began this paper by pointing out that there are inequalities and anomalies in the material world, some of which, like the obliquity of the ecliptic and the consequent inequality of the day's length, cannot be redressed at all. Others, like the caprices of sunshine and rainfall in different climates, can be mitigated, but must on the whole be endured. I am very far from asserting that the inequalities and anomalies of human society are strictly parallel with those of material nature. I fully admit that we are under an obligation to control nature so far as we can. But I think I have shown that the Socialist scheme cannot be relied upon to control nature, because it refuses to obey her. Socialism attempts to vanquish nature by a front attack. Individualism, on the contrary, is the recognition, in social politics, that nature has a beneficent as well as a malignant side. The struggle for life provides for the various wants of the human race, in somewhat the same way as the climatic struggle of the elements provides for vegetable and animal life—imperfectly, that is, and in a manner strongly marked by inequalities and anomalies. By taking advantage of prevalent tendencies, it is possible to mitigate these anomalies and inequalities, but all experience shows that it is impossible to do away with them. All history, moreover, is the record of the triumph of Individualism over something which was virtually Socialism or Collectivism, though not called by that name. In early days, and even at this day under archaic civilisations, the note of social life is the absence of freedom. But under every progressive civilisation, freedom has made decisive strides—broadened down, as the poet says, from precedent to precedent. And it has been rightly and naturally so.
I.46
"Freedom is the most valuable of all human possessions, next after life itself. It is more valuable, in a manner, than even health. No human agency can secure health; but good laws, justly administered, can and do secure freedom. Freedom, indeed, is almost the only thing that law can secure. Law cannot secure equality, nor can it secure prosperity. In the direction of equality, all that law can do is to secure fair play, which is equality of rights but is not equality of conditions. In the direction of prosperity, all that law can do is to keep the road open. That is the Quintessence of Individualism, and it may fairly challenge comparison with that Quintessence of Socialism we have been discussing. Socialism, disguise it how we may, is the negation of Freedom. That it is so, and that it is also a scheme not capable of producing even material comfort in exchange for the abnegations of Freedom, I think the foregoing considerations amply prove."
EDWARD STANLEY ROBERTSON

31 posted on 02/11/2012 9:39:54 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: sarasmom
I don't understand why everyone else is not fighting against this measure on simple logic.

Maybe they don't want to recognize that every "free" abortifactent only costs the life of a child.

Maybe they already sold their soul and they're OK with that.

32 posted on 02/12/2012 5:50:38 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: NurdlyPeon

This post is a keeper


33 posted on 02/12/2012 6:10:01 AM PST by Running On Empty (The three sorriest words: "It's too late")
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To: Anti-Hillary

Thank you for that post.

When they used the analogy that birth control/abortion is cheaper than living beings, then it just clicked in my mind what they are really going after. I never thought in my lifetime I would see this.


34 posted on 02/12/2012 11:25:29 AM PST by blastbaby
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