Saturday, March 03, 2012

To Cut Costs, Lower Birth Rate, Says White House

ObamaCare will lower health care costs by pushing "free" contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilizations to reduce births, according to congressional testimony by President Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

For years, Obama's troops have been touting population control to combat "global warming."

For background, read White House Advises 'Green' Abortions and also read U.S. Census Shows Fewer Children; Birthrate Below Replacement as well as Sex on the Rise, Procreation in Decline

UPDATE 10/28/14: Limiting Births Fails to Save Earth: Government Report

UPDATE 9/16/14: ObamaCare Lies: Study Shows Abortion Covered by Taxpayers

UPDATE 5/14/14: Utopian Dream Shattered by Reality of Birth Rate

UPDATE 3/7/12: ObamaCare “health dictator” could lead to a government-mandated childbirth policy -- a.k.a. "birth panels"

-- From "Sebelius: Decrease in Human Beings Will Cover Cost of Contraception Mandate" by Fred Lucas, 3/1/12

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers for the cost of complying with the new HHS mandate that will require all health-care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.

“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for cost of contraception,” Sebelius answered.

“So you are saying, by not having babies born, we are going to save money on health care?” [Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) responded.]

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From "Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs" by Andrew Bair, 3/1/12

The same statutory authority of the Administration to mandate contraception could just as easily mandate abortion on demand. The Administration believes in essence that employers are not really paying for contraceptives or abortion since they would be cheaper than providing for prenatal care, childbirth or child care.

As a means of cutting costs under Obamacare, the Secretary of HHS has the authority to mandate coverage of anything he or she adds to a “preventive services” list. The recent HHS edict was the result of contraception being added to that list. Because the list is fluid and left solely to the whim of the Administration, there is no statute preventing an abortion mandate.

Certainly abortion coverage is the next logical step.

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From "Activist Asserts Contraceptives for ‘Women and Girls’ Will Reduce Carbon Emissions" by Penny Starr, 2/27/12

Giving women and girls access to contraceptives is good for them and it's also good for the planet, activist Kavita Ramdas said at a discussion about “women’s health” and “climate adaptation” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

Ramdas said the studies – “The World Population Prospects and Unmet Need for Family Planning” by the Futures Group, and “Global Demographic Trends and Future Carbon Emissions” by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis – “demonstrate that giving women and girls access to contraception offers a precious co-benefit: a substantial reduction in carbon emissions.”

At Monday’s discussion, which included Daniel Schensul, a “technical specialist” with the climate change, population and development branch of the United Nations Population Fund, Ramdas said educating women around the world is no longer about the stereotypical “12-year-old in pigtails” in a classroom, but should include sex education.

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For further background, read ObamaCare Stakes Ground in War on Christianity

Also read this column in the Washington Post arguing that large families are "archaic."