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Pro-life reaction to today's Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare


Life - Wisconsin Right To Life - News Release

Supreme Court ObamaCare Decision Gives New Impetus to Electing Mitt Romney As President

Thursday, June 28, 2012

 “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare, does not change the sweeping anti-life components of the law,” declared Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.  “Still in effect are offensive provisions that expand taxpayer-funded abortion coverage and abortion subsidies, initiates the rationing of health care for older Americans, and provides the authority for the HHS mandate and future mandates.”

Under the enacted law, federal tax-based subsidies will begin in 2014 to subsidize millions of private insurance plans that will cover abortion-on-demand, including some plans (“multi-state plans”) that will be administered by the federal government. Under another provision of the law, the federal government could even order many plans that do not receive federal subsidies to cover abortion as a “preventive” service. The law also created an array of other mechanisms and funding pipelines by which access to and subsidies for abortion can be expanded if President Obama wins a second term.

Moreover, few Americans realize that under ObamaCare, private citizens’ right to spend their own money to save the lives of their own families will be subject to drastic restriction.  Unless repealed, ObamaCare will give federal bureaucrats the power to impose so-called “quality” measures on all health care providers, under which treatment that a doctor and patient deem needed to save that patient’s life or preserve the patient’s health but which runs afoul of the imposed standards will be denied, even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it. In 2015 and thereafter, an 18-member “Independent Payment Advisory Board” is directed to inform the federal Department of Health and Human Services how to usethose imposed standards to limit what private citizens are permitted to spend on their own families’ health care to below the rate of medical inflation.

             

              "It is extremely clear now that the only way to remove these offensive provisions is through a complete repeal of the Act which can only be accomplished by electing Mitt Romney as President and a Congress willing to replace this horrendous anti-life measure,”  continued Lyons.  “The path is clear and the Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee has even stronger impetus to work to change the leadership in Washington to protect taxpayers, unborn children, women,  older Americans, and religious freedom.”

 




 
Wisconsin Right To Life
Susan Armacost
Legislative Director
Email: sarmacost@wrtl.org
Phone: 877-855-5007
Wisconsin Right To Life
Barbara L. Lyons
Executive Director
Email: admin@wrtl.org
Phone: 877-855-5007
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For Immediate Release

June 28, 2012

 

Contact: Matt Sande, Director of Legislation, Cell (262) 352-0890

Virginia Zignego, Communications Director, (262) 796-1111 Cell (262) 370-3993

 

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare

 

Washington, D.C. – Today the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, federal health care reform legislation known as Obamacare. On a 5-4 decision, the high court held that the individual insurance requirement is constitutional as a tax but ruled that the federal government could not penalize states for not accepting expanded Medicaid benefits. Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor in the majority. Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented.

 

Pro-Life Wisconsin Director of Legislation Matt Sande made the following comments:

 

“Pro-Life Wisconsin denounces the high court’s ruling upholding an unjust law that will result in an unprecedented surge in abortions across America. Although several states including Wisconsin have opted out of abortion coverage in their prospective health insurance ‘exchanges,’ the majority of states have not and therefore all Americans will be forced to indirectly subsidize elective abortion with their federal tax dollars. Moreover, individuals in states without opt-out laws who are enrolled in employer sponsored plans that cover abortion will be forced to pay a separate ‘abortion premium’ that will be used to directly and exclusively pay for abortions – an egregious violation of the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. In addition to its abortion-funding provisions, Obamacare’s contraception and sterilization coverage mandate, its lack of conscience protections and the inevitable rationing of care demand that it be fully scrapped. True health care reform must foster an openness to, and establish protections for, human life from conception to natural death.

 

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