- The state of California has passed a mandate that forces health care providers to pay for elective abortions, even if the said health care provider is a church.
- Not only did the Obama administration speak out on the subject they backed the state’s choice.
- So now, you have no choice to be pro-life or pro-choice.
- The government now mandates and controls abortions rulings.
The state of California did not disturb any religious freedom laws when it mandated that health insurance companies had to cover elective abortions, according to the Obama administration.
Even though churches and religious organizations object abortion, they are subject to the same law. They must mandate that their employee health plans cover elective abortions.
Of course, a pro-life group quickly objected the order, but a civil rights office at the Department of Health and Humans Services rejected their complaint.
“At the time [California] sent the letter, all the insurers offered plans that covered abortion, demonstrating that they have no religious or moral objection to that procedure,” Jocelyn Samuels, the director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services said. “There is no healthcare entity protected under the [right of conscience] statute that has asserted religious or moral objections to abortion and therefore there is no covered entity that has been subject to discrimination within the meaning of the Weldon Amendment.”
Chirs Smith, R-N.J., the co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, said, “Nearly two years after California imposed its draconian mandate that requires all insurance companies to pay for abortion the Obama Administration has reached a new low — reinterpreting the Weldon amendment to allow the mandate to continue. This means that Californians, including churches, will continue to be forced to pay for elective abortions in their insurance plans.”
Casey Mattox, the senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which was one of the groups that rejected the mandate, said, “The Obama administration is once again making a mockery of the law, and this time in the most unimaginable way.”
Mattox went on to say:
“Churches should never be forced to cover elective abortion in their insurance plans, and for 10 years the Weldon Amendment has protected the right to have plans that do not include coverage for abortion on demand. But the state of California has ordered every insurer, even those insuring churches, to cover elective abortions in blatant violation of the law. The administration’s refusal to enforce this law continues its pattern of enforcing laws it wants to enforce, refusing to enforce others, and inventing new interpretations of others out of whole cloth. We will continue to defend churches from this clear violation of the First Amendment and federal law and call on Congress to hold the Department of Health and Human Services accountable.”
The choice of pro-life or pro-choice is no longer that, a choice. It is mandated by the government. You must do what they tell you to do, no matter what your religious beliefs are. Welcome to the reign of the Obama administration.