Your Daily Outrage: Obamacare Requires All Employers To Provide Free Abortion Drugs

In a move House minority leader and “Catholic” Nancy Pelosi has called “courageous,” the Obama administration has narrowed religious exemptions for sterilization and various forms of birth control, including abortion drugs. Said Chron.com blogger Richard Dunham, “The administration would require Catholic institutions to abandon their doctrines on reproductive issues or face catastrophic fines forcing them them to close hospitals that care for about a sixth of U.S. patients.”

Under Obamacare’s new regulations, all employers — exempting only churches and missions, but including religious hospitals and universities — will be forced to provide drugs and procedures that directly contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church and other religious belief systems.

For free.

Most people have to pay some portion of even life-saving surgery, and fight to get insurance to pay for some transplants. But in Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ brave new world, you can jaunt on over to the Walgreen’s and have them rustle up an abortion pill for free, on an insurance plan subsidized by your Catholic employer.

If you’re not outraged about this, no matter what your religious persuasion or lack thereof, you have abandoned all belief in liberty.

Liberty is a God-given right granted to us not by any government, document, or law, but by our Creator. Or, if the word Creator offends you, by our nature. We are free because we are supposed to be free, and even those who reject religion and have no firm belief system on which to base their understanding of liberty still know it is our birthright.

Ironically, the same people who cry “liberty” when it comes to a woman’s “right” to have an abortion, get herself sterilized, or contracept, is ignoring it now when it comes to the sacred right of human beings not to support that which they find unsupportable. Pro-lifers believe liberty ends when it conflicts with another’s right to live; hence our opposition to abortion and abortifacients. Supporters of this new regulation believe liberty ends wherever they say it does, and to hell with your religion and everything in it.

An op-ed written for the far-left magazine The Nation comes right out and says all you need to know in the title: “Obama Stands Up To Bishops. Finally.” The article goes on to question the teachings of the Catholic Church on birth control and condemn the Church for its imaginary war on “women’s health.”

First: I am so sick of people lumping abortion and birth control together and calling it “women’s health.” Neither one of these two things are necessary for women to be healthy. In fact, you can make a pretty solid argument that both of these things are damaging to women’s health, emotionally and physically.

Second: the Catholic Church is definitely the largest and arguably the most prolific charitable organization on the planet. If you have done any reading on the subject of European history, you will know that throughout the past two millennia, no one single entity has fed, clothed, and healed more human beings — including human women — around the world than the big mean evil patriarchal rich white woman-hating Catholic Church. This is not me ringing the Papal bell because I’m a Catholic. It’s just true.

Oh, you pesky truth! Getting in the way of everybody’s sexy, young, refreshing lies!

Third: when it comes to this issue, it shouldn’t matter to you whether abortion or birth control or sterilization is a good idea or not. It should just deeply bother and alarm you that our current administration is making it illegal to not pay for something you don’t believe in.

This administration has repeatedly shown a blatant, unapologetic disregard for those of us who believe that human rights begin when human life begins. Even as they curtail the rights of the unborn, they find magical new “rights” at every turn, and turn them into entitlements. It is no longer enough to have a “right” to birth control pills. Now, someone has to provide them for you — for free. How far will it go? Abortions are already subsidized by the taxpayer — Planned Parenthood gets tons of money from us, as you well know — so how long ’til radical pro-abortion groups like the Center for Reproductive Rights get their way?

I sat in an audience and listened to CRR president Nancy Northup argue that a right you can’t afford is no right at all. Hence, her argument for free abortions on demand.

I have a right to drive a Ferrari. Maybe one day in the golden Obama-scented future, all of you will be required to buy me one. That would be nice! Except, of course, for the pesky fact that, as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed of Socialist governments, “They always run out of other people’s money.”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: unfortunately, abortion is still legal. You can go have an abortion if you want, and I can’t stop you. What I will not do, however, and should not by any government be compelled to do, is assist you in any way. I do not believe in artificial contraception, so if I am your employer and I am a Catholic, I should not have to provide you with insurance that pays 100% — or any percent — of your contraception costs. The government that forces me to do so is no longer a government for and by free men, but a tyranny.

Pro-choicers, if your sex life is — as you have been fond of screaming at me when I protest abortion — “your business,” how can you expect me to help you pay for it?

President Obama, under pressure from Congressional Republicans, signed an executive order in 2010 stating that Obamacare would not require citizens to pay for other people’s abortions. And now here he is, forcing all employers — including religious hospitals and schools, or even just some Catholic guy who owns a chain of bowling alleys — to provide insurance plans that include free abortion drugs to their employees.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for Military Services wrote a letter which he issued to all Catholic military clergy to be read aloud at Sunday masses around the world. He called the new regulations “a blow to a freedom that you have fought to defend and for which you have seen your buddies fall in battle.”

The Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains attempted to stop Archbishop Broglio’s letter from being read. Secretary of the Army John McHugh, an Obama appointee, ended up allowing the letter to be read almost in its entirety. The Archbishop had to remove a line that said, “We cannot–we will not–comply with this unjust law.”

Well, I am not in the Armed Forces. So I’m saying it, on behalf of myself, and on behalf of millions of pro-life men and women, employers and employees, of all religious faiths, and even those who may not be pro-life but who recognize a threat to liberty when they see it.

“We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law.”

Contact your Representatives and Senators today. Right now. Call them on the phone or write them. They work for you. Click here to find out who they are. Tell them if they don’t oppose Obamacare, you will oppose them. Tell them you will refuse to comply with a law that compels you to betray your conscience.

This is still our country. Let’s make sure they know it.

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Kristen Walker makes people mad on the Internet and sometimes tweets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21403276 Carolyn Svellinger

    I am so discouraged by all of this, the Obama administration, the Komen/PP affair… I read your last article about how to not lose our minds on the fight against abortion, but this just really makes me feel like I am against all odds in society, media and government.  It makes me feel sick to my stomach!

    • Kristen

      Don’t give up. Take refuge in the trials of Christ, if you’re so inclined, or if not, pick some so-and-so who overcame great odds. Edmund Burke said the only thing required for evil to prevail is for the good to do nothing. We have to keep throwing a wrench into their grotesque machinery at every turn. Take heart and keep going.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doc-Kimble/100001742531811 Doc Kimble

    Has anyone else noticed the actions of this administration are precisely following a pattern of spousal abuse? Now, some may act like that like that kind of stuff from a man makes a man a man, but I wasn’t raised like that. I mean the dude sneaks this thing in, using his girlfriend to do it, just as the kids are out protesting. How slimy is that? Just stop it, Mr “We Won” (or is that wee one?)…retire, go golfing (you’re entitled; we gotta pay for it anyway)…just, please, leave. And take your skanky ho’s with you.

  • Oedipa

    Let me list for you the states that already have similar insurance rules on the books: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, IA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM,
    NY, NC, OR, RI, VT, WA, WV, WI.

    And, whilst your making it partisan, let me point out the records for the two gents who might be running under the GOP banner in November:

    Romney:
    Massachusetts has the exact same rule on the books. In fact, Mr. Romney
    himself signed it into law whilst he was governor.

    Gingrich:
    Georgia’s contraceptive rule has even less exceptions in it that the
    federal proposal (the fed rule gives exceptions to churches, but not
    church-run organizations, like hospitals; Georgia gives no such
    exceptions).

    So my point is this: the Administration hasn’t invented some novel “tyranny”. They’re replicating what’s been done in the States for years. Where was your outrage when those state-level rules were drawn up? Have those states descended into the hell-fire? Oh, I know the question to that one, because I live in one of them. Not in hell-fire.

    • Anonymous

       None of those laws require religious institutions to provide such
      services, i.e. the California
      Health and Safety Code Section 1367.25 specifically states:

      Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a
      religious employer may request a health care service plan contract
      without coverage for federal Food and Drug Administration approved
      contraceptive methods that are contrary to the religious employer’s
      religious tenets. If so requested, a health care service plan contract
      shall be provided without coverage for contraceptive
      methods.

      Oh, and you’ll have to look that one up yourself, as I keep getting
      flagged upon posting the link to the quote source, for some reason.

  • Jordan Elizabeth

    “Getting in the way of everybody’s sexy, young, refreshing lies!!”
    That is HILARIOUS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21403276 Carolyn Svellinger

    I also meant to thank you for your inspiration and astute writing. I did note our priest saying the words “We cannot -we will not- comply with this unjust law.” two weeks ago at the conclusion of Mass… I remember because I was shocked that our otherwise uncontroversial parish priest would cause a stir like that.  Maybe those words slipped through? oops?

  • McLaren

    The incoherence of the “Choice” position is stunning. You’ve called it out well here and elsewhere.

  • CEK

    “I would challenge anyone here to think of a question upon which we once had a scientific answer, however inadequate, but for which now the best answer is a religious one” – Sam Harris

    Also you should work on being more detailed oriented with your writing. If all abortion drugs are free does that include mifeprex etc? While I hope people dont use this as a news resource, clairification for the people who use this as a substitute would be wise.

  • Karen

    Sign the nationwide petition to stop the HHS mandate at http://www.stophhs.com/.  The website was created by Ave Maria Radio.  Please pass on to family, parishes and friends.

  • guest

    In America almost all of us have to pay for things we don’t believe in. Pacifists have to pay tons of taxes to pay for wars they don’t believe in. Catholics are not unique in this way.

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  • Dominic Muheim

    Some  people want to say, their mother should have used more abortion drugs.

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