Wake up! The Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have launched a massive effort to mandate that all Americans pay for contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs. Why? What dreaded disease in women’s health does this mandate protect us from? The Pill, the day after pill, the abortion pill and sterilization don’t protect women from AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases. So what dreaded disease are the Obama Administration and the HHS trying to save us from? Oh yeah! It must be the dreaded disease of pregnancy. But wait, why is this mandate such a big deal? Well, I’ll tell you. It doesn’t matter how many good Catholic women or women of other religions use contraception, the Catholic Church is pro-life in their teachings and principles and shouldn’t have to provide or pay for it. Not for any of their employees working at any Catholic run institution or employees of any religious organization. We shouldn’t have to pay for any of theses services with our tax dollars either. I paid for my own and would never have asked someone else to cover the cost for my choices, and generally speaking, using any of these services are choices, not necessities.
Wake up! This is NOT about women’s health or some obscure war on women. This is about the Federal Government telling protected organizations what they can and can’t do.
Wake up! If they can do this to Catholics and other organizations of conscience today, then who will they boss around tomorrow? This is another in the series of slippery slopes toward the loss of our rights as Americans.
Once again I say, wake up! There was a mandate released last month that will violate our civil liberties and free exercise of religion by forcing every American and every U.S. employer, regardless of religion or conscience, to pay for abortion-causing drugs, like Ella, in health insurance plans.
“The Con” – a video presented by AUL:
Can you believe that two weeks ago, Secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, Kathleen Sebelius, admitted during a Congressional hearing that this Mandate is needed because, “reducing pregnancies will cut health care costs”? Are you kidding me? That’s insane. Contraceptives are available now on the cheap and some free and pregnancies have not gone down at all. Personally, I think these progressives are the racists because they think poor black and Hispanic women can’t get birth control unless it’s free.
Wake up! This mandate, due to take effect this summer, will violate the very principles our nation was founded on – your freedom of religion and conscience! Maybe you don’t think so. Let me give you an example of the administration picking and choosing which freedoms different religions can have.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit last year contending the refusal to issue permits for killing bald eagles violates tribal members’ religious freedom. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes. Federal law prohibits the killing of bald eagles, the national bird, in almost all cases. The government keeps eagle feathers and body parts in a federal repository and tribal members can apply for them for use in religious ceremonies. The lawyer for the tribe revealed in a legal filing this week that the federal agency had issued the permit on Friday. The report states that the federal permit will allow the Northern Arapaho to kill up to two bald eagles off the reservation.
Now, I don’t have any problem with Native Americans killing bald eagles for their religious ceremonies. What I do have a problem with is the government picking and choosing which religion is deserving of exceptions to federal laws. It’s okay for the Arapaho Tribe to have an exemption from the law, but not the Catholics or other Christian religions.
Wake up! If the president has the authority to violate our constitutional rights in this way, what else can he do? This time President Obama is targeting Catholics and pro-lifers, but next time he could target a group that you or I belong to.
If this mandate stands, then what limit will be put on the government as far as controlling our lives?
***UPDATE at end of post***
I was reading an article from Breitbart.com when I realized the same thing the author did. Sandra Fluke has a plan. She’s made herself a victim, when she is obviously no such thing. Now I know many are coming out of the woodwork condemning Rush Limbaugh for his comments about Fluke being a “slut” and a “prostitute”. His example was that if we pay someone for sex they’re a slut or a prostitute. I don’t think he was necessarily calling Ms. Fluke a slut. She was explaining to congress why she feels the American tax payers should pay for her contraception so she could have sex.
Let’s be honest, this has nothing to do with women’s health. They want religious organizations to go against their beliefs and teachings to offer free contraception for their employees and students. Look, if you want your insurance to cover contraception, or to supply it at no cost to you, work or go to school somewhere else. I, as a taxpayer, don’t want to pay for anyone else’s birth control choices and therefore, their ability to have as much sex as they want. If you don’t want to get pregnant, you could try just not having sex until you can afford your own contraception.
Now, as to the plan I believe Ms. Fluke has and I found in the following article. Does anyone else think it’s strange that President Obama called Ms. Fluke in person to console her over big, bad Rush Limbaugh’s comments. I didn’t think sitting president’s did that sort of thing.
Here’s the part of the article by LEE STRANAHAN I found particularly interesting:
However, Ms. Fluke pulled back the curtain midway through her interview on “The View” when she suggested that viewers head over to the website of Media Matters for America. As The Daily Caller recently exposed, there’s been a high level of coordination between the White House and Media Matters for America, so of course it’s no shock that Ms. Fluke chose MMFA as her leftist propaganda arm of choice.
One of Media Matters’s main jobs has been shutting down right wing media voices were ever possible. They want a world with no Breitbart.com, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or any dissenting voices in the run-up to the 2012 election. The level of coordination should concern anyone because it’s the president using his position and bully pulpit as a way to quell criticism by utilizing the Institutional Left’s infrastructure.
Of course, The View is a perfectly fair and balanced source on the subject since they have Elizabeth Hasselback as their resident conservative. She had not heard Rush Limbaugh’s statements before viewing the heavily edited video clip shown on The View but her gut reaction was “repulsed.”
I don’t know if you’ve read the series in The Daily Caller about Media Matters and their close association with the White House and MSNBC. I read it and it makes a great case for MSNBC and the White House working together to bring down or silence President Obama’s critics. It was amazing how far Media Matters for America (MMFA) was willing to go to bring down the administration’s perceived enemies.
The Daily Caller also talks about how after something showed up on MMFA, it was being used almost word for word on MSNBC by their various hosts. Once it started on MSNBC daytime, by nighttime, they would be quoting it as fact. In fact, they were stating it as fact on daytime too.
This is why when I first saw on all the blogs about Ms. Fluke suggesting people read MMFA, I was suspicious. Is it a coincidence that she received the phone call from the President while waiting in the green room for her appearance on Andrea Mitchell’s show? Andrea Mitchell finds any way she can to talk about the all-knowing, all-seeing President Obama. She couldn’t wait to ask Ms. Fluke about her phone call from the President.