Skip to comments.Congresswoman: ObamaCare could lead to limiting women to having two children
Posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT by Morgana
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus is warning that the Obama administrations pro-contraception stance and disregard for religious liberty could lead it to restrict the number of children American women are allowed have.
Last Tuesday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN, told GBTVs Real News From The Blaze program she disagreed with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius argument that paying for contraceptives saves money by reducing health care costs and that her analysis sets a dangerous precedent. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN
Going with that logic, it isnt far fetched to think the president of the United States could say we need to save health care expenses [so] the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family. Or two babies to be born per family. That could happen.
Im not saying he is going to do it, Bachmann clarified. Im saying he has the power and authority to do it.
Michele Bachmann is correct. Theres nothing that prohibits Congress and the federal bureaucracies from saying they will only pay for up to two births, John Vinci a staff attorney for Americans for Limited Government, told LifeSiteNews.com. Constitutionally, nothing prohibits the federal government from rationing the health care it subsidizes.
Certainly what Congresswoman Bachman claimed is not out of the realm of possibility given what we know about the extreme views of some members of the Obama administration, and the new powers they have assumed via Obamacare, agreed Father Peter West, vice president for mission for Human Life International, in a statement e-mailed to LifeSiteNews.com.
Vinci, who edits the website ObamacareWatcher.org, said the economic principles of national health care make rationing inevitable. Because of scarcity rationing must occur, he told LifeSiteNews. Under a healthy free market system, scarcity is regulated by price. With ObamaCare, we have rejected free market principles of price as the regulator of scarcity and have replaced it with bureaucrats.
Mandating free contraception, and requiring employers to pay for a host of other services, will hasten the process, he said. Since drug manufacturers no longer have to compete on price, what keeps them from raising their prices? And when the federal government figures out that health care costs are rising, nothing keeps them from limiting the benefits through rationing.
Fr. West said moral principles also underlie such a decision. In 1968s Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI made four famous predictions, all of which have come true. The fourth had to do with the coercive use of contraception by governments, and we see this most clearly enforced in China with their abusive one-child policy.
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, he said, we see the framework for tyranny even in the United States.
Obamas science czar, John Holdren, has openly advocated for coercive government population control, including forced abortion. Vice President Joe Biden understands Chinas destructive one-child policy and couldnt bring himself to condemn it once challenged on his statement.
In his 1977 book Ecoscience, co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren wrote, compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society. Holdren also called for a comprehensive Planetary Regime to set appropriate population levels for every country in the world.
Vice President Biden told a Chinese audience he was not second-guessing the nations one-child policy during a visit last August.
The more we find out about ObamaCare, Fr. West told LifeSiteNews, the more we learn that it is a blank check for the administration to do whatever it wants, unchecked by Congress, and in complete disregard for the Bill of Rights.
Constitutionally, nothing prohibits the federal government from rationing the health care it subsidizes.
Correction: limit WHITE women to having two kids...Obumbles still wants blacks and Latinos to have tons of kids they can’t pay for.
Actually, I believe that HHS will establish the precedent through forcing abortion on welfare moms and justify it as a way to limit welfare spending.
you don’t think they’d pay for the delivery of a Baby with a disability do you?
Hitlers population control program started this way and look how that turned out.
Only two kids then after that you get $3000 dollars of birth control.
This country is so screwed it isn’t funny.
Agreed. This should be brought home clearly to the minority women!
“Two children and no more! If you keep getting pregnant the government will abort as many of your children as needed to ensure that you don’t have a big brood. It serves the financial goal of limiting welfare costs. (We liberals also note that it serves both the eugenic goal of improving the overall stock of humans and as a crime control measure.)”
No they won’t; the Welfare recipients are the members of the welfare plantation run by the Democrats to produce votes. Babies born on the plantation don’t even have to show up at the polls for their votes to be counted anymore; welfare moms are actually just producing “voter i.d.s”. You haven’t been reading up on how they steal elections in practically every major U.S. city, have you.
Don’t forget the muslims.
* all medical records belong to the gov’t as a result of stimulus
* government requiring ultrasounds (now only in some states if you want abortion, but how soon will it be mandatory for all pregnancies?)
* board-of-15 mandating medical treatment (i.e., abortion) based on results of ultrasound.
I can't get it through my friend's head that just because they give you an insurance card to carry in your wallet, that doesn't mean you will get the actual medical treatment you seek. A disabled fetus could conceivably be denied all medical care based on pre-existing conditions. If you follow the oh-so-beloved UK model, you cannot get medical care out-of-pocket, out-of-system, or you are banished from the system for life.
It’s even worse... at a $1 a month per American worker. Obamacare will generate $1.8 Billion in revenue for abortion coverage... that’s enough to terminate every single pregnancy in our country every single year. If the policy extends to every citizen, it’s enough to kill every baby twice.