Where was Planned Parenthood’s opposition to government intervention through Obamacare, HHS mandate?
February 22, 2013
This week we’re hearing from opponents of regulations on the dangerous RU-486 chemical abortion drug who base their objection on concerns over government interference into the practice of medicine. They too must surely be at odds with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, right?
Actually, abortion proponents adore Obamacare, and that is where the dishonesty in their position comes to light.
No one banged the Obamacare drum louder than Planned Parenthood. The abortion business giant marched in lockstep with President Obama at every turn in the push to inflict the massive 2,800-page administrative behemoth onto the nation’s health care providers and insurers. It’s complete with mandates, red tape and unaccountable panels pulling the nation’s health care strings. Obamacare puts the federal government squarely in control of the world’s premiere health care system and an estimated one-sixth of the nation’s economy. Obamacare is the very definition of big government.
Planned Parenthood and its supporters took it even one step further by pushing for the HHS Mandate that now brings the full force of the federal government to bear in undercutting the religious freedom of ministries and privately-owned companies that are opposed to providing coverage for abortion-causing drugs. They scoff at religious freedom concerns. According to Planned Parenthood’s view, the federal government must demand cooperation with a heavy fist. And it must not spare using that fist to protect the unrestricted option of killing any unborn child for any reason at any stage. Abortion is paramount to all.
Now these same folks are bitterly denouncing as “government intrusion” a bill that simply ensures that a risky drug (carrying numerous safety warnings from the FDA and its own manufacturer), and a drug that is known to have caused deaths and severe complications, is used safely.
There’s a word for that. It’s called hypocrisy.