Thursday, April 19, 2012


Pushing Abortion Was Always a Main Goal of ObamaCare – Steven Ertelt – 4/19/2012

A pro-life attorney makes the case in a new opinion column that one of the main goals of the Obama administration’s push for Obamacare was promoting abortion. Anna Franzonello of Americans United for Life makes the case that this is seen in the recent mandate the Obama administration put into place — a mandate that requires religious employers to pay for drugs like ella, that clearly causes abortions, for their employees.
The IOM recommendation, opposed by pro-life groups, called for the Obama administration to require insurance programs to include birth control — such as the morning after pill or the ella drug that causes an abortion days after conception — in the section of drugs and services insurance plans must cover under “preventative care.” The companies will likely pass the added costs on to consumers, requiring them to pay for birth control and, in some instances, drug-induced abortions of unborn children in their earliest days.
The Health and Human Services Department commissioned the report from the Institute, which advises the federal government and shut out pro-life groups in meetings leading up to the recommendations.
As was the case both times, pro-life groups were left off of the official roster of speakers and forced to issues comments during the public comment portion of the meeting just before it concluded.
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