Skip to comments.Is Conscience Partisan? A Look at the Clinton, Moynihan, and Kennedy Records
Posted on 04/30/2012 5:00:01 PM PDT by rhema
On March 1, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 to table the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, introduced by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to protect conscience rights in the face of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
This conscience proposal would forbid the use of new mandated benefits lists under PPACA to force those who offer, sponsor, or purchase health plans to cover specific items or services that violate their religious beliefs or moral convictions. The immediate threat is the Obama administrations mandate for almost all health plans to include female sterilization, all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs (including those that can act as early abortifacients), and related education and counseling, without co-pays or out-of-pocket expenses.
The contraceptive mandate debate is far from over. Among other things, the House of Representativeswhere more than half the members have co-sponsored the Fortenberry/Blunt billhas yet to act on this issue. But efforts to resume the debate will run up against at least two charges. One is the claim that the bill would allow employers on moral grounds to deny health coverage to black Americans, or pregnant women, or people with disabilitiesbut that claim is clearly false, since such discriminatory decisions have long been forbidden by other federal laws that the new bill does not alter. The other major charge, which continues to be made, is that such a conscience proposal is an unprecedented attack on womens health, in fact part of what Vice President Biden has called a Republican war on women.
What is the truth about this charge? For an answer, we need look no farther than the most recent non-Republican presidency, that of Bill Clinton.
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that... is what makes them RATS
This post will make you proud. Do find time, if at all possible, to watch the video. Congressman Gowdy from SC is very impressive.
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