Friday, July 24, 2009

Stop the Abortion Mandate! by Jennifer Hartline

Dear friends, I just found this article by Jennifer Hartline on Catholic Online. It's message is more than disturbing, it's frightening.

"The health care reform plan being offered up (by Mr. Obama) will mandate abortion coverage at taxpayer expense."

We can not be silent. The unborn need our protection - NOW!

Special Report: Stop the Abortion Mandate!

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - Thursday evening I participated in a live nationwide webcast called “Stop the Abortion Mandate.” It was dedicated to revealing what President Obama and many Democratic members of Congress do not want you to know: that the health care reform plan being offered up will mandate abortion coverage at taxpayer expense.

This outstanding webcast featured a stellar panel of guest speakers, including Fr. Frank Pavone, Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Marjorie Dannenfelser, and two U.S. Congressmen – Chris Smith of New Jersey and Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania.

In the interest of speed, I will get directly to the important points, for there is not a moment to lose in taking action. This is the one we must defeat, and the time to defeat it is NOW.

First, be wise in the coming days. The White House and Democratic leadership will be busy disseminating disinformation about the health care bill that is purposely vague and deceptive. They will insist that abortion is not mentioned by name in the reform, and therefore we have nothing to worry about. Wrong. Pro-Life leaders are demanding an explicit exclusion of abortion in the health care reform because they know that otherwise abortion will be considered a “minimum required benefit.” President Obama has affirmed his commitment to “reproductive health care” and said such benefits are at the center of his health care plan.

Obamacare will result in the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade. How? As it stands now, Roe gives individual states leeway in writing and enacting their own restrictions on abortion and the Supreme Court has upheld those state restrictions. These include 24-hour wait periods, parental consent for minors seeking abortions, prohibiting abortion after a certain week of pregnancy, etc. If abortion coverage is included in federally mandated health care, those state laws and restrictions will be rendered null and void. Abortion becomes an “essential health service” that cannot be restricted.

Please read more HERE, it's important.

Jennifer Hartline is a Catholic Army wife and stay-at-home mother of three precious kids who writes frequently on topics of Catholic faith and daily living. She is a contributing writer for Catholic Online. She covered this historic webcast on special assignment.


Anne said...

Jennifer Hartline is amazing isn't she? She is one of my favorite writers, just so smart! This is such a heartbreaking topic, thanks for the heads up, I hadn't had a chance to check out Catholic Online recently.

Don't be too jealous of my commute, it isn't every day that it is so lovely, I guess that was why yesterday just stood out to me so much! Thank you for your kind comments about my writing. You are most kind Brian! Pax Christi!

My Chocolate Heart said...

Sorry I didn't see this sooner... July was pretty sporadic blogging for me. Thank you for posting this and helping to spread the word about this horrific mandate that most people don't believe is real. It is real, and if folks don't wise up, it's going to happen.

Thanks -- you're a faithful soldier and friend!