The slippery slope from the “religious exemption clause” the president promised in his Notre Dame speech has reached a new low. We are now being told that Americans will be required to cover surgical abortions. As Life Site News Reports:
“Several pro-life legal organizations filed legal briefs with the Supreme Court today telling the nation’s highest court in advance of its consideration of the lawsuit challenging Obamacare that the controversial health care law compels Americans to fund abortions.”
So what’s next? Is it unreasonable to expect that infanticide and euthanasia are looming on the horizon?
It is actually not unreasonable to suppose that that is where this is headed, given the president’s voting record on infanticide as state senator in Illinois, and legislation that might come into effect soon in Massachusetts, which would legalizing euthanasia. Where does the slippery slope end?
Here are some more excerpts from the Life Site News article on the individual mandate:
“Nestled within the ‘individual mandate’ in the Act—that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government-approved insurance or pay a penalty—is an ‘abortion premium mandate.'”
“This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans will have to decide between a plan that violates their consciences by funding abortion, or a plan that may not meet their health needs.”
“Set to go into effect in 2014, the unconstitutional provisions found in Section 1303 of the Obamacare Act compel enrollees in certain health plans to pay a separate abortion premium from their own pocket, without the ability to decline abortion coverage based on religious or moral objection.”
Click here to read the full report from LifeSiteNews.com.
For more news on this topic, including a video interview with Raymond Arroyo, follow this link to the story from The Bioethics Defense Fund.
You can also download and read the Bioethics Defense Fund’s Supreme Court Brief, which shows how the the individual mandate violates religious freedom.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the individual mandate on March 27, 2012.