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Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs
Life News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Andrew Bair

Posted on 03/04/2012 1:41:08 PM PST by NYer

At a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius confirmed the fears of many pro-life advocates who worry that the recent HHS mandate requiring all insurance plans to cover contraception and sterilization, regardless of an employer’s moral objection, is just the beginning.

The same statutory authority of the Administration to mandate contraception could just as easily mandate abortion on demand. The Administration believes in essence that employers are not really paying for contraceptives or abortion since they would be cheaper than providing for prenatal care, childbirth or child care.

In an exchange with pro-life Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), Sebelius claimed, “The reduction in a number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception.” To which Murphy responded, “So you’re saying by not having babies born, we’re going to save money on healthcare?” The exchange becomes just another example of the Obama Administration’s willingness to trample on basic rights of conscience in order to pay for the massive 2010 federal healthcare law and expand abortion.

As a means of cutting costs under Obamacare, the Secretary of HHS has the authority to mandate coverage of anything he or she adds to a “preventive services” list. The recent HHS edict was the result of contraception being added to that list. Because the list is fluid and left solely to the whim of the Administration, there is no statute preventing an abortion mandate.

Certainly abortion coverage is the next logical step. Even in its initial passage in 2010, Obamacare contained new streams of federal funding for abortion. The Obama Administration fought against pro-life amendments like the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to gut abortion funding from the bill. It has continued to fight against efforts to limit federal funds for abortion. The Obama Administration was willing to allow a government shutdown unless full federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, was in place. It’s clear; the Administration would have no qualms about mandating coverage for abortion.

The Blunt Amendment, which sadly failed on a 51-48 vote today in the Senate, would have allowed employers to opt out of the mandated contraception coverage if it went against their convictions. However, it also would have protected pro-life employers from having to cover abortion on demand. Eyes are now on the House where a similar bill (H.R. 1179) sponsored by pro-life Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is advancing to continue the fight for conscience rights. The bill already has 220 co-sponsors (more than half of the House), including members of both parties.

Pro-life advocates should contact their members of Congress and urge support for H.R. 1179 and conscience protections. Visit http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/issues/bills/?bill=60964701.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: catholic; corruption; democrats; govtabuse; hhs; hhsisajoke; hhsmandate; liberalfascism; moralabsolutes; obama; obamacare; prolife; sibelius; socialistdemocrats; tyranny
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1 posted on 03/04/2012 1:41:19 PM PST by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 03/04/2012 1:42:10 PM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

Death Panels, too.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 1:42:10 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: NYer

Are the people tuning in to this crap. Do they understand how stupid and absurd the national conversations have become?


4 posted on 03/04/2012 1:42:29 PM PST by Kenny
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To: NYer

And how soon will the China ‘one child per family’ policy come from these pigs?


5 posted on 03/04/2012 1:42:55 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: NYer

By that line of thinking, we could completely eliminate all health care costs by eliminating all live births.


6 posted on 03/04/2012 1:44:39 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: NYer
Liberals are just geared for self-destruction. Only problem is, they have ensconced themselves in Gov't and they are destroying our lives too.
The LESS babies, the LESS tax base in the future; unless of course the liberals are working overtime on eugenics and the management thereof (*cough* sanger *cough*)
7 posted on 03/04/2012 1:45:52 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: NYer
Hey Kathy, are you THAT willing to toss away prospective government slaves via taxpaying?

Remember, those not born can only owe, they CAN'T pay!

The 0bama cabinet....

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8 posted on 03/04/2012 1:47:47 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NYer

Fewer Government workers that believe this will save untold millions.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 1:49:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: originalbuckeye
And how soon will the China ‘one child per family’ policy come from these pigs?

As quickly as possible. Once implemented, within three generations, all ANY person "in compliance" would have is their mother and father as relatives. Once mom and dad are gone, there is no one directly related to that person; all they have are friends and government.

Think on that for a while...Another freeper posted that thought about three months ago and it's stuck with me ever since. We WILL see China have some big time problems. And our libs will be sure to follow down the same path.

10 posted on 03/04/2012 1:51:31 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: NYer

There will also be fewer people born to pay taxes to support all the government programs


11 posted on 03/04/2012 1:54:08 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: NYer

Too bad this kind of thinking wasn’t around when this wretched woman was conceived.


12 posted on 03/04/2012 1:55:51 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: originalbuckeye
The Evil Left always accuses Republicans of endorsing policies that will "kill" people when, in actuality, it's a stated platform of their own political beliefs.
13 posted on 03/04/2012 1:56:11 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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“Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs”

Hey, Kathy, too bad your mother was not on the pill after.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 1:57:08 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NYer

Sebelius: Fewer Citizen Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs to Use for Illegal Aliens.

There. Fixed it.

15 posted on 03/04/2012 1:57:18 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: originalbuckeye
And how soon will the China ‘one child per family’ policy come from these pigs?

I don't think you're appreciating the policy in its fullness. It's to apply economic and social pressures which make it "one child for Whitey, because he can't afford any more, or 'cause it's his right to choose" and plenty of children for the oppressed. Do the math. Some have--for example, it's been said that the greatest weapon against Israel is the Palestinian womb, that Muslim infiltration of Europe and the US is the way towards conquest, and don't get me started on Azatlan.

16 posted on 03/04/2012 1:58:17 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NYer

And eliminating the old will save health care cost.

And eliminating the disabled will save health care cost.

And eliminating the mentally impaired will save health care cost.

And eliminating the genetically flawed will save health care cost.

And eliminating the poor will save health care cost.

And eliminating all the “Useless Eaters” will save health care cost.


17 posted on 03/04/2012 1:59:16 PM PST by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: NYer

Quick - time to make more babies!!


18 posted on 03/04/2012 1:59:22 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: NYer

Kill tham all and in 75 or a hundred years we won’t have to pay anything.

By the way this woman is a nut. A nut who has the power of life and death through Obamacare.
That should frighten you.


19 posted on 03/04/2012 1:59:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: NYer

How about more babies and fewer old folks? Would also save on Sosha Security payments.


20 posted on 03/04/2012 2:00:18 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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