It seems that abortions will be paid for when the new Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) is enacted, whether they are morally against them or not. According to the National Right to Life Council, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released on March 12 the new rule on the abortion provision of Obamacare, all 644 pages of it.
It seems that the government has declared that insurance companies are not allowed to tell policy holders that abortion coverage is part of their plan and premium until after they buy the plan. Why wouldn’t the government want its citizens to know they are paying for abortions? Could it be they are afraid people would balk at the idea? Even if a person is able to decide if their coverage does not have abortion coverage attached, since the new government healthcare covers abortion and citizens tax dollars are used to pay for this, all taxpayers are contributing to the abortion coverage.
What many may find interesting is that on many occasions Barack Obama insisted that no federal funding would be used to pay for abortion coverage. He also stated that people could opt out of any part of the plan they did not want. Obviously he lied.
For a President who promised that this would be the most transparent of any previous administration, it sure hasn’t been that way. How transparent can something be when it takes 644 pages to explain just one rule of a law?
This is the second time in a month that HHS has released a controversial mandate regarding Obamacare. The first was when it mandated that Catholic institutions would have to go against their moral conscience and provide coverage of contraception, sterilization and “morning after” drugs at no cost to their employees. In this case the administration is infringing on the church’s religious beliefs which goes against the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. But time and time again the Obama administration has no regard for religion or the Constitution.