Friday, June 29, 2012

Supreme Court OKs Taxes for Abortion: ObamaCare

With the Supreme Court interpretation of ObamaCare as a constitutional tax, the federal taxpayer funding of abortion is transparent, and everyone who promised that Americans wouldn't be forced to pay for abortions, has been proved wrong.
“It’s a tremendous incursion on our freedom of religion, and it’s also abhorrent to those of us who believe that abortion is the greatest social injustice that mankind has every seen.”
For background, read ObamaCare Stakes Ground in War on Christianity and also read Report: Not Enough Abortions - ObamaCare the Answer as well as ObamaCare Covers Abortion, as Expected

-- From "Pro-Lifers on Obamacare Ruling: ‘Abortion Is the Greatest Social Injustice’" by Penny Starr, 6/28/12

The court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the individual mandate is a tax and that Congress has the constitutional authority to levy taxes.

“Once again we are faced with another decision – just like with slavery, just like abortion – the Supreme Court’s got it wrong,” [Students for Life of America Executive Director Kristan] Hawkins said, adding that voting for pro-life candidates in the 2012 election is vital to the fight to end abortion on demand.

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From "Supreme Court Upholds Pro-Abortion, Pro-Rationing Obamacare" by Steven Ertelt, 6/28/12

Under the enacted law, federal tax-based subsidies will begin in 2014 to subsidize millions of private insurance plans that will cover abortion-on-demand, including some plans (“multi-state plans”) that will be administered by the federal government. Under another provision of the law, the federal government could even order many plans that do not receive federal subsidies to cover abortion as a “preventive” service. The law also created an array of other mechanisms and funding pipelines by which access to and subsidies for abortion can be expanded if President Obama wins a second term.

Abortion is woven into the healthcare law in several ways that must now be addressed including:
* Failing to prohibit the use of federal tax dollars for abortion, abortion coverage, and abortion-inducing drugs and devices.
* Pretending that the Hyde Amendment protections were enough to prohibit direct payment for abortions.
* Permitting federally-subsidized Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) to provide abortion coverage through the state insurance exchanges required in all 50 states.
* Failing to prohibit all multi-state qualified health plans from providing coverage for abortion.
* Including a “preventive care” mandate that is being used to force coverage of drugs and devices known to end life.
* Failing to provide comprehensive First Amendment conscience protections for individuals, employers, and insurance companies that have religious or moral objections to abortion.
[National Right to Life President Carol] Tobias said today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the ObamaCare law is a call-to-action for the right-to-life electorate to work to elect a Congress and president this November committed to repealing ObamaCare in 2013, in order to prevent a future in which abortion insurance will be heavily subsidized by federal taxpayers and federal bureaucrats will be authorized to ration life-saving medical treatment.

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From "Family Research Council Says Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Jeopardizes Future of Liberty" by Family Research Council, posted at Sacramento Bee 6/28/12

Of the decision, Family Research Council Legal Counsel Ken Klukowski, J.D., made the following comments:

"The Supreme Court has today given the federal government unlimited authority to use its tax power to require Americans to engage in specific commercial activity. The obvious implication is chilling: Uncle Sam can make you buy anything, at any price, for any reason."

Of the Supreme Court's decision, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments:

"The Obama administration has created, for the first time in American history, new federal regulations that toss aside the constitutional right to religious freedom by forcing religious institutions and employers to pay for abortion-causing drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations."

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Also read Obama Makes New Promise to Fund Killing Babies as well as Religious Freedom Rally Ignored by Mainstream Media