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Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old...(w/Videos)
CNSNews ^ | August 10, 2012 | Sabrina Gladstone

Posted on 08/10/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT by jazusamo

Full title: Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old Girls--Without Parental Consent

Kathleen Sebelius, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the White House on March 23, 2010, the day Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (White House Photo/Pete Souza)

(CNSNews.com) - Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finalized the regulation earlier this year.

It says that all health care plans in the United States--except those provided by actual houses of worship organized under the section of the Internal Revenue Code reserved for churches per se--must provide coverage, without cost-sharing, for sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives to “all women with reproductive capacity.”

In practical terms, "all women of reproductive capacity" means girls as young as about 12. That, according to the National Institutes of Health, is when girls usually start menstruating.

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--a.k.a. Obamacare--was enacted in March 2010 it included ( in Section 2713) a non-specific requirement that health care plans must provide "additional preventive services" to women. These unspecified "additional preventive services," the law said, were to be "provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration," a division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

In developing the regulation to define these "additional preventive services," HHS commissioned a federally funded committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to recommend what they should to be.

In July 2011, this committee issued a report that said: “The committee recommends for consideration as a preventive service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.”

Barack Obama

White House staff toast Obama on the Truman Balcony early on March 22, 2010, after PPACA had passed Congress. (White House Photo/Pete Souza)

The committee report said that “with reproductive capacity” meant “from the time of menarche to menopause.” Menarche is the beginning of menstruation--again, on average, about the age of 12 for American women.

On Aug. 1, 2011, HHS announced that it was adopting the IOM committee's recommendation almost verbatim. In fact, it added just one word--placing "all" in front of "women with reproductive capacity."

Thus, the regulation issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration said: "Non-grandfathered plans and issuers are required to provide coverage without cost-sharing consistent with these guidelines in the first plan year (in the individual market, policy year) that begins on or after August 1, 2012. ... All Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity."

HHS said nothing about restricting the provision of these free "preventive services" to women who were 18 or older, or 21 or older, or even 15 or older. The regulation simply said "all women with reproductive capacity."

However, states have varying laws on the age of consent. CNSNews.com took a look at Oregon and its rule of consent for sterilization--one of the free services required by the Obama administration's regulation.

In Oregon, the age of informed consent is 15, and the law and rules on sterilization are detailed in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 436.205 to 436.335.

Under Oregon law, girls from 15 years of age and up are given complete control over whether to be sterilized or not. The parents or guardians of a minor girl--between 15 and 18--can neither grant nor deny consent for a sterilization.

The Oregon law says: "'Informed consent' means consent given by an individual 15 years of age or older for sterilization that is: (a) Based upon a full understanding of the nature and consequences of sterilization pursuant to information requirements set forth in ORS 436.225(1); (b) Given by an individual competent to make such a decision; and (c) Wholly voluntary and free from coercion, express or implied."

Oregon defines "sterilization" as "any medical procedure, treatment or operation for the purpose of rendering an individual permanently incapable of procreating."

The Oregon Health Authority has created a special consent form called " Ages 15-20 Consent to Sterilization."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 12to15yearolds; eugenics; hhs; minors; moralabsolutes; obamacare; parentalnotification; pelosi; sebelius; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren; sterilization

1 posted on 08/10/2012 3:58:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I’m okay with it for any child of an Obama voter....


2 posted on 08/10/2012 4:00:11 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Kozak
Scroll down and read what Pelousi had to say when asked, or I should say what she wouldn't say.
3 posted on 08/10/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
So a twelve year old can be a woman but a 31 year old can be a child, depending on the interpretation of the government health professionals.
4 posted on 08/10/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: jazusamo

I’d chip in for treatment of any potential future 0bama mothers.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 4:10:14 PM PDT by soycd
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To: jazusamo; wagglebee

Why not sterilize the boys?


6 posted on 08/10/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Why not sterilize the boys?

They put this regulation in for one reason and one reason only ==>> population reduction.

Sterilizing a male does nothing(or very little) to reduce the population. Sterilizing a female does.

7 posted on 08/10/2012 4:25:13 PM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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8 posted on 08/10/2012 4:39:22 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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>> free sterilizations ...

“Free” will change to “recommended” then to “ordered”.

This is an extremely egregious agenda that has one legitimate remedy: vote the scumbags out of power!


9 posted on 08/10/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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10 posted on 08/10/2012 4:49:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jazusamo

correct me if I am wrong but isn;t sex and age a law , and isn;t that law supposed to be enforced?

Now silly me, laws, rules, what for this Govt. Hell this Govt and this corrupt administration have sued states for enforcing imigration laws while ignoring places which violate that law.
They now ignore laws which set an age limit for sex for youngsters.
They make sham laws regarding immigration and amnesty.

the list is endless, hell if the corrupt media cannot even mention much about gun running and muder of a border agent as well as hundreds from those guns they sure as hell are not going to mention any other laws which might hurt their messiah


11 posted on 08/10/2012 5:00:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
Obama, his lapdog thug administration and the enemedia that support their lawlessness sux.
12 posted on 08/10/2012 5:06:55 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
why the GOP can't mention names in the media who are clearly biased, why not go on their shows and demand they tell the truth, call them out, and ask them why they refuse to inform their viewers about certain issues like fast and furious?

Say how many of your viewers know about the gun running, Terry who was killed, the green energy pay off to the Dem money men, the DOJ ignoring laws while suing those who enforce the laws like FL, SC, AL, GA, TX, how about the mosque in TN which was helped by this DOJ, how about the DOJ ignoring crimes against whites?

The list is endless and I'm sick of the liberal media , the cowardly GOP and many in talk radio who refuse to mention social issues like what the homostapo are doing to good hard working people.

13 posted on 08/10/2012 5:18:22 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rhinohunter

Especially since female sterilizations are much more difficult and expensive to reverse than male sterilizations.

Even those with no moral or religious objection to sterilization in general should realize that 15 year old girls are unlikely to understand that their opinions on childbearing may be radically different in a decade or two. They are also likely to be overly optimistic about their chances of reversing the operation if they change their mind later. Then again, some of the amoral people behind this regulation are probably counting on exactly that.

I can imagine the sales pitch now: “Hey girls, you can have this quick operation. You’ll only have a couple of days of soreness and a tiny scar in the belly button where it won’t show. Then you can have all the sex you want and not worry about getting pregnant. No need for pills or condoms or anything, ever. And it’s FREE!”

It really makes me sad thinking about it.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 5:39:23 PM PDT by FiscalSanity
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To: jazusamo

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/arlington-delegate-seeks-reparations-for-sterilization-victims/2012/08/06/96cf3aa8-dfee-11e1-a19c-fcfa365396c8_blog.html The title doesn’t tell the half of the problem, but the Commonwealth of Virginia was in the business of giving young girls sterilizations without consulting their parents. The practice is now considered quite barbaric.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 5:44:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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16 posted on 08/10/2012 5:46:01 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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17 posted on 08/10/2012 5:47:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you, may the Lord keep you, May He turn to you His countenance and give you peace)
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To: jazusamo

I predict in the future Oregon will be over run with Pro Lifer’s and Muslins.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 6:05:25 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: jazusamo

Why would anyone be forced into sterilization?? Why is this even in there? Is it being done now?


19 posted on 08/10/2012 6:06:58 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: fatima
I sincerely hope your right about OR being over run with pro lifers but it'll be awhile because of the overwhelming liberal influence in the northern I-5 corridor. The rest of the state is pretty conservative and has been for a lot of years. I lived in OR for 15 years but have been gone for awhile, don't really know about the Muslim population.
20 posted on 08/10/2012 6:14:00 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Fawn
I didn't take this piece to say anyone is being forced into it but that obamacare will force all insurance companies to provide free coverage for sterilization for females of child bearing age. That age in reality is when a female starts her menstrual cycle and the the Dem politicians don't want to talk about it.

Who knows what will happen down the road if obamacare is in fact put into effect, I believe it's scary.

21 posted on 08/10/2012 6:20:33 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Well I talk to someone in the know and pro-lifer’s are increasing and pro-deather’s are decreasing.I asked for stats but they didn’t have them handy.Look around couples are not having children.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: rhinohunter; a fool in paradise

” They put this regulation in for one reason and one reason only ==>> population reduction.

Sterilizing a male does nothing(or very little) to reduce the population. Sterilizing a female does.”

if they believe that they are bigger idiots than we thought! Anyone who watches the Maury show knows better! Stearilize the boys!!


23 posted on 08/10/2012 6:39:17 PM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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24 posted on 08/10/2012 6:55:48 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: All
Wasn't there an individual associated with Obama, possibly a czar, that wrote about the need for a population control policy or that advocated for sterilization in the US?
25 posted on 08/10/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: jazusamo

I look at that picture of Sebelius, obama and Peelousy and all I can think is: “Where is a bucket full of Holy water when you need one?”


26 posted on 08/10/2012 7:12:42 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Morgana

Their goal is to politicize this as a “womens” issue same as with the HPV vaccine, no matter that MEN were getting throat and testicular cancer.

The Sex Positive agenda is not about reducing human debris along the highway of cultural excess.

By politicizing this as a WOMENS issue, thy hope to silence male voices.


27 posted on 08/11/2012 1:23:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: jazusamo

This is horrific. No 15 year old girl is really able to make a decision that will permanently affect her life and reproductive capacity like this. For example, what if a 15 year old girl gets into a terrific argument with her parents about her most recent boyfriend or when she should be in at night and decides to get revenge on them by having herself sterilized. Then, ten years later, at age 25, she marries a man with whom she’s genuinely in love and they both want to have children but can’t because of her rash decision ten years earlier.


28 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:03 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: rhinohunter
They put this regulation in for one reason and one reason only ==>> population reduction.

specifically, the reduction of "undesirables". Who, exactly  is undesirable depends upon the speaker's agenda, but you can bet that, like abortion, it will fall most heavily on blacks.

29 posted on 08/11/2012 12:04:52 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: jazusamo

Once again the govt. trumps the parents’ wishes. Is this America?


30 posted on 08/20/2012 6:54:26 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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