President Obama's totalitarianism...
Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Health has now declared that, by law, all health insurance companies will be required to provide birth control and sterilization, as well as drugs whose purpose is to kill unborn babies. Even self-funded health insurance provided by religious organizations who are opposed to this murder of unborn children will be required to provide these deadly pills.
Responding to the outcry, the Obama administration has decided to be magnanimous and provide religious groups an additional year to comply. In an effort to oppose this governmental oppression of babies' right to life and citizens' freedom of religion, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is sponsoring a bill--HR 1179--that would force President Obama to (at least) provide religious health care providers their right of conscience. Read more about it here.
Keep in mind...that, back in 1965, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology declared conception would no longer be defined as the moment when an ovum is fertilized. Rather they were changing the definition to the moment when a fertilized ovum is implanted on the wall of the uterus. This is the evil behind President Obama's administration and Secretary Sebelius referring to these death pills as 'contraception."
To get an understanding of President Obama's totalitarinism, read this excerpt from the letter of protest the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sent this past August to DHHS:
At the federal level, the HHS mandate is an utter novelty. Until now, no federal law of any kind, or at any time, has required private health plans to cover cover contraceptives or sterilization. Efforts to pass such a law in Congress have consistently failed.
When compared with the laws of the 50 states, the HHS contraceptive mandate is the most radical in the Nation. A substantial number of states (at least22) have no contraceptive mandate whatsoever. Of the 28 states with some type ofcontraceptive mandate, none is as sweeping as the one adopted by HHS:
- First, no state requires coverage of contraceptives in all plans. State contraceptive mandates generally exclude self-insured and ERISA plans.
- Second, no state (except California and Georgia) mandates contraceptive coverage in plans that have no prescription drug coverage.
- Third, no state (except Vermont) requires coverage of sterilization.
Thus, the requirement that all plans cover contraceptives (including“emergency contraceptives” [which are abortifacient]) and sterilization is not only unprecedented in federal law, but far more sweeping than any state law. The fact that a mandate of such scope has not commanded the support of any legislature in this country is a telling commentary on how radical the HHS mandate is, and how far removed it is from legislatively-enacted public policy throughout the Nation.