Skip to comments.Obama: we passed ObamaCare so college students can have free contraceptives
Posted on 10/10/2012 8:30:48 AM PDT by IbJensen
(Obama with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.)
FAIRFAX, Virginia, October 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) President Barack Obama told an audience of campaign supporters at George Mason University last Friday that free contraceptives for college students was the reason why we passed his healthcare reform law.
Citing the preventive services mandate that requires healthcare plans to provide sterilization, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to women free of charge, Obama said, I dont think a college student in Fairfax or Charlottesville should have to choose between text books or the preventive care that she needs. Thats why we passed this law. And I am proud of it. It was the right thing to do. And we are going to keep it.
Obama stressed the role of contraception in balancing the ObamaCare budget, saying, Its good for our health care system in general because we know the overall cost of care is lower when women have access to contraceptive services.
Obama with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
According to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose office issued the birth control mandate, the expected reduction in the number of pregnancies will compensate for the increased cost to insurance companies for the free contraception.
Obama also claimed the health benefits of the birth control mandate extend beyond the prevention of pregnancy. Doctors prescribe [the pill], not only for family planning but as a way to reduce the risk of ovarian and other cancers, he said. While long-term oral contraceptive use has been linked to somewhat reduced occurrences of ovarian cancer, it has also been linked to significant increases in the risk of cervical, liver and breast cancers. The birth control pill has been categorized as a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO), alongside other toxic substances such as asbestos, mustard gas, and tobacco.
Obama attacked his opponent in the U.S. Presidential race, Mitt Romney, for supporting the Catholic Church and other conscientious objectors to the preventive services mandate, who argue that it violates their freedom of religion to force faithful employers to pay for procedures they believe are intrinsically immoral. Many Catholics have demanded a conscience clause to allow employers to follow their religious convictions and refuse to pay for sterilizations and contraceptives. However, with President Obamas support, HHS Secretary Sebelius has vigorously opposed any kind of opt-out.
Let me tell you something, Virginia, Obama said, I dont think your boss should control the care you get. I dont think insurance companies should control the care you get. I definitely dont think politicians on Capitol Hill should control the care you get. Weve seen some of their attitudes, weve read about those.
I think there is one person who gets to make decisions about your health care, said Obama, thats you.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a statement earlier this year, This is not about access to contraception, which is ubiquitous and inexpensive, even when it is not provided by the Churchs hand and with the Churchs funds. This is not about the religious freedom of Catholics only, but also of those who recognize that their cherished beliefs may be next on the block. This is not about the Bishops somehow banning contraception, when the U.S. Supreme Court took that issue off the table two generations ago. Indeed, this is not about the Church wanting to force anybody to do anything; it is instead about the federal government forcing the Churchconsisting of its faithful and all but a few of its institutionsto act against Church teachings.
Watch the video (at the link).
I read this and swore I was reading satire.
What a preposterous statement. What an imbecile!
College students have no trouble finding money for beer or drugs. If a college girl can’t find a guy willing to pay for a condom to have sex, she has bigger problems than contraception.
Would have been CHEAPER and BETTER to just give them the
9 dollars per month.................
The truth of FR is all the protection I need, LOL.
Trying to plant some seeds of conservative thought where I can in the mushy minds of America’s 20-somethings.
Four years ago Baraq was a God to them.
Now, not so much.
Zero is the best argument in the world for contraception/abortion. Actually, the only one I can think of. He’s such a waste of space.
Too bad they didn’t have Kennedycare when Obama’s mama was in school. She could have prevented the little Communist from coming into the world.
Never mind the students — there are many here, claiming to be “conservatives” who will stay home, vote third party and let Obamacare be fully implemented, because they are sulking over Romney being the Republican nominee.
Obama's own words are the gifts that keep on giving!
Hey, Obama, nothing the government provides is free. Somebody is paying for it ... with their tax dollars.
These people are pure evil.
Yet there are millions who will vote for this piece of Chicago sewer scum and millions more who will wail for bi-partisanship. There is no way I would want to cave in and accommodate the evil ones who call themselves ‘progressives’ ‘moderates’ or ‘liberals’!
Many deny that muslims have contributed much to science and the betterment of mankind.
In the 16th century a muslim found that the lower intestine of a sheep made an excellent condom. In the later 1800’s a slight improvement was made to the condom idea by removing the intestine from the animal.