Skip to comments.Administration: We Can Force You to Cooperate in Killing Your Grandchild
Posted on 03/26/2014 4:33:09 PM PDT by Kaslin
Question: Does the Obama administration claim the right to force Americans to cooperate in killing their own grandchildren? Answer: Yes.
On the face of it, this seems like an outrageous claim. But it is true. The outrage is what the government is demanding Americans do.
The Affordable Care Act -- aka Obamacare -- includes a "requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage." The main part of this "requirement" says: "An applicable individual shall for each month beginning after 2013 ensure that the individual, and any dependent of the individual who is an applicable individual, is covered under minimum essential coverage for such month."
The IRS has explained: "The provision applies to individuals of all ages, including children. The adult or married couple who can claim a child or another individual as a dependent for federal income tax purposes is responsible for making the [penalty] payment if the dependent does not have coverage or an exemption."
Bottom line: Parents "shall" buy health insurance for their dependent children.
The Affordable Care Act says: "A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall at a minimum provide coverage for and shall not impose any cost sharing requirements for ... with respect to women, such additional preventive care and screenings ... as provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration."
These comprehensive guidelines mandate copay free coverage for: "All Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says women attain reproductive capacity between ages 12 and 13.
Bottom line: Parents must buy health insurance for their dependent children that, without copay, covers all FDA-approved "contraceptive methods" for all women who can conceive a child.
When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit issued its opinion in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, it said: "Four of the twenty [FDA-]approved methods -- two types of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the emergency contraceptives commonly known as Plan B and Ella -- can function by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg."
The court said in a footnote: "Both the government and the medical amici supporting the government concede that at least some of the contraceptive methods to which the plaintiffs object have the potential to prevent uterine implantation."
When the Obama administration petitioned the Supreme Court to take up the Hobby Lobby case, it said in its petition: "An IUD is a device inserted into the uterus by a physician that ... 'may prevent the egg from attaching (implanting) in the womb (uterus).'"
"Plan B, an emergency contraceptive," the administration told the court, "is a pill that ... may also work ... by preventing attachment (implantation) to the womb (uterus).'"
"Ella, another emergency contraceptive," the administration told the court, "'may also work by changing the lining of the womb (uterus) that may prevent attachment (implantation).'"
What is a "fertilized egg?"
The federal government's National Library of Medicine -- a part of the National Institutes of Health -- maintains a Web page entitled, "Fetal Health and Development." It links to a publication of The American Academy of Family Physicians, which is entitled, "Your Baby's Development: The First Trimester."
The first question on this fact sheet: "When does pregnancy begin?" The answer: "Pregnancy begins when a sperm fertilizes a woman's egg."
The second question: "What happens after the sperm fertilizes the egg?" The answer: "After conception, your baby begins a period of dramatic change known as the embryonic stage."
In 2012, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued an opinion advocating IUD or hormonal implants for teenage girls.
"In 21 states, all teenagers can get contraceptives without parental permission, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks laws affecting women's health," said an Associated Press report on the ACOG opinion.
"The IUD and implant cost hundreds of dollars," said the report. "The new health reform law requires health insurance plans to cover birth control without copayments."
And it requires moms and dads to buy insurance for their own teenage children that will pay to kill a fertilized egg -- or, as The American Academy of Family Physicians calls it, a baby.
I really can’t take much more of this.
So if there was a limitation to this law, a way that it would NOT apply, wouldn’t that be worth the time and effort to learn about?
I am NOT SURPRISED.....DEMOCRATS ARE EVIL. ABORTION and GAY MARRIAGE are SACRAMENTS TO THEM!
Perhaps it “requires”, but it cannot force...
Unless it is too hard, then a person can simply take a hardship excuse and bail out.
But if they kill the kids then who will be left to vote for the democrats in the future? It never made any sense to me.
What else would you expect when even the head of The Regime likes the idea of killing his own grandchild ... lest his daughter be “punished with a baby”.
ALL the DEAD VOTE for DEMOCRATS!!! OMG...did you just fall from the sky??
“Perhaps it requires, but it cannot force...”
Like I said... Requiring is one thing, but if you are going to “force” it requires you to have some skin in the game. I don’t take to force easily. They would have to gamble that it meant more to them than it did to me. And if were talking about taking lives of grand children, the stakes are pretty high...
no reason to get hostile about it. shrug.
The regime can’t force much of anything. They can pass laws and try to enforce them but rely upon voluntary obedience for the most part.
In short the only person who makes slavery possible is the slave.
Well, I wouldn’t absolve the other side either; there’s plenty of G.children economic slavery from the ‘hands off *my* S.S./Medicare/I ‘paid’ for this’ crowd
No problem, the rule of law is now moot.
I’m getting a bit tired of this “contraception = abortion” nonsense. It is precisely this kind of foolishness that pro-aborts use to dismiss the pro-life position.
If Hobby Lobby does not want to pay for contraception, that’s fine. There are plenty of valid arguments to be made for contraception being an individual responsibility. But the nonsense that an undifferentiated fertilized egg is somehow exactly the same in form and function as a newborn baby is not one of them. If it happens to be one of the fewer than 10% of fertilized ova that are even capable of growing into a baby, it will not be physically capable of awareness for another 3-5 weeks, when the brain (and all other organ systems) forms.
When egg and sperm combined to a full set of DNA that is there start of life. I refuse to grant any government of organization the power to define it as anything else. To do otherwise is to give someone the power to decide who lives and who dies. As soon as you accede them at power you open the door on all sorts of evil including euthanasia and genocide. To pick any point between fertilization and the babies first breath is arbitrary and subject to change by human whim or the latest fad of science. Heartbeat, brainwaves, pain sense... all are to difficult to pin down to a specific day/week/trimester. Rather than grant someone the power to draw that line I believe it can only be drawn at the point where a person is created. The moment when they have a full set of DNA and begin to grow. At that moment someone is scientifically defined as a separate organism from the mother.
You are not pro-life, so I can see why you are more than willing to harvest the earliest stage of life for your utilitarian measures.
First, you make a self contradicting clause the basis for the rest of your lie: once fertilization happens, the 'thing' that is, is no longer an egg; people are not chickens.
Second, you want to float the popular leftist lie that even a mass of 150 or more cells of the new life in morulla stage descending the fallopian tube or inside the uterus but not implanted is 'undifferentiated. That lie is so smarmy I have addressed it twice for you on other threads, but still you try to use that lie here on this thread. You are a liar at heart is all I can discern about you from your continuing deceitful methodology.
Third, you want to blur the concept of form and function so that you can dismiss the earliest form and function of newly conceived living beings. You are a disgusting liar and it is likely we will witness on this thread the same sort of lying you've tried to push on other threads at FR.
You and your leftist ilk love to define the limits of forma nd function which you will allow to be acceptable for discussion. But it is a fact that you have to lie in order to try and float your leaky boats. You arbitrarily dismiss form and function occurring prior to the arbitrary point of magic personhood your evil ilk demand be the only perspective on gestational life. Freerepublic is a pro-life website. You are clearly not pro-life but you want to continue your charade. Why?