Skip to comments.Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs
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 employers 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 youre saying by not having babies born, were going to save money on healthcare? The exchange becomes just another example of the Obama Administrations 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 nations largest abortion provider, was in place. Its 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.
Economically, we are already there (or worse) for Americans; now our children are those of the imported “replacement Americans” - check out any maternity ward.
It is “Twilight Zone” stuff, like you went to sleep in the US and woke up in Juarez.
“We’ll just do what Europe has been doing for a long while now: import Muslims.”
Here in NJ we import masses of Aztecs & Incas; maternity wards are filled with their broods, along with one or two “Anglo” babies, and a similar number of black and Asian babies. They’ve bankrupted our hospitals and municipalities; that is why companies and Americans have fled NJ.
“What an idiot!”
An affirmative action token, compliments of our affirmative action president; if a white guy said something this ignorant (and plain evil) he’d he shown the door. This administration is at war with thousands of years of Judeo-Christian tradition, including something as basic as parenthood.
The same argument propelled Margaret Sanger. This is nothing more than Eugenics reborn.
Kill the babies and old people. There useless anyway. More food to go around. More money for us. Is that what you’re saying?
I’m ashamed to be a human. Most (MOST) animals have more sense.
I guess her statements are to be expected since she works for a man who embraces and distributes evil, both personally and institutionally.
Sebelius is in so far over her head that if she were to take a breath, she would immediately sink straight to the bottom. If she had a brain, she would no doubt be charged with smuggling $hit. This bimbo makes Big Sis look like a genius.
Otherwise they'd secure the borders and scale back the 1 million plus new legal immigrants entering every year.
They need the useless eaters to win at the ballot box.
Tim Murphy is my Congressman, good for him!
The most merciful thing that a family does to
one of its infant members is to kill it.
Couldn’t we bring the divorce rate to 0 if we banned marriage. End illegal immagration by eliminating borders. This could be the answer to a lot of problems. Eyeglasses too expensive? Just blind yourself! What a maroon.
How much costs is associated to free medical costs for anchor babies?
Kathleen Sebelius: age 63, almost 64.
B_tch, your days are numbered.
No seriously, they are numbered if you get Obama Care implemented. You ain’t no spring chicken, and air brushed photos won’t count at the death panel meeting.
Why won’t the Church publically excommunicate this woman? She’s truly a vile, despicable woman. She also protected and hosted dinners with the now deceased late term baby butcher George Tiller.
Hey Kathleen, who’s gonna pay the obamacare taxes 30 years from now? Not those missing babies
Somebody better clue her in on how a Ponzi Scheme works and then explain the Social Security System to her.
Only 270 million more to die. Of course, that’s just this country. Everyone else on the planet will have to die too to get to their magic number of 30 million people on the planet. My God, the horror they cause because they’re afraid of things that don’t exist.