NRLC reacts to Obama Admin's proposal for HHS mandate revision

WASHINGTON (Feb. 1, 2013)/National Right to Life Committee --

In proposed revisions to the preventive services mandate issued today, the Obama Administration once again employs changes in packaging in an attempt to conceal continuity in substance. This latest revision continues to compel countless employers to purchase health plans that will pay for drugs and procedures to which they are opposed on moral and religious grounds.

For a nonprofit organization that "holds itself out as a religious organization," the Administration claims that it is relieving the employer of the moral conflict by obligating the insurer to pay for the objected-to drugs and services. This is a subterfuge, since the employees would not be getting the objected-to services if the religious employer was not paying for the health plan.

Moreover, the Administration once again puts forward the rationale that "issuers generally would find that providing such contraceptive coverage is cost neutral because they would be insuring the same set of individuals under both policies and would experience lower costs from improvements in women's health and fewer childbirths." This justification -- which essentially argues that contraceptive coverage really costs nothing -- could later be employed by the Administration to attempt to mandate coverage of surgical abortions in at least some health plans, on similar grounds that each abortion prevents the higher costs of prenatal care and childbirth.

The proposed revision also continues to apply the mandate to for-profit businesses run by people of faith, without even the cosmetic changes discussed above, and provides no options for individuals seeking plans that accommodate their values on the exchanges.

National Right to Life applauds the ongoing work of Alliance Defending Freedom and others in challenging the Obama Administration's infringements on the free exercise of religion in the courts. National Right to Life will continue to work with like-minded members of Congress to seek legislative remedies, as well.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 4:19 pm
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 4:40 pm
Leaven for the Loaf Sep 2, 2015, 4:56 pm
John Smeaton, SPUC director Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 2, 2015, 4:47 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Sep 2, 2015, 5:03 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 4:19 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 3:04 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 4:40 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 3:25 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 2:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 3:50 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 4:09 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 4:45 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 4:45 pm
Alex Schadenberg Sep 2, 2015, 4:54 pm
Priests for Life Sep 2, 2015, 4:01 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 2, 2015, 3:33 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 2, 2015, 4:01 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 3:09 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 2:52 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 3:43 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 3:45 pm
Priests for Life Sep 2, 2015, 2:47 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 2, 2015, 2:44 pm
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 3:04 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 2, 2015, 2:37 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 2, 2015, 3:11 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 2:02 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 1:31 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 2:22 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 2:35 pm
ScrappleFace Sep 2, 2015, 1:38 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 2, 2015, 2:17 pm
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 1:13 pm
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 2:02 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 2, 2015, 1:34 pm
SUNLIT UPLANDS Sep 2, 2015, 2:20 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 1:13 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 1:10 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 12:08 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 1:13 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 12:05 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 1:56 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 1:25 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 1:18 pm
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 12:37 pm
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 12:51 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 2, 2015, 1:19 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 12:37 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 11:58 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 12:51 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 12:40 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 12:54 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 11:58 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 11:11 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 12:44 pm
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 11:08 am
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 11:31 am
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 11:58 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 2, 2015, 12:12 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 10:48 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 11:31 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 11:08 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 10:49 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 10:23 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 11:19 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 11:45 am
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 10:21 am
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 10:48 am
HLI World Watch Sep 2, 2015, 10:06 am
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 10:53 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 10:21 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 9:07 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 2, 2015, 12:22 pm
Bound4LIFE Sep 2, 2015, 10:10 am
LifeNews Sep 2, 2015, 9:37 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Sep 2, 2015, 9:33 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Sep 2, 2015, 9:36 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Sep 2, 2015, 9:42 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Sep 2, 2015, 9:39 am
HLI World Watch Sep 2, 2015, 9:57 am
The Common Room Sep 2, 2015, 9:47 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 9:37 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 2, 2015, 11:46 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Sep 2, 2015, 9:33 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Sep 2, 2015, 9:45 am
Priests for Life Sep 2, 2015, 8:47 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Sep 2, 2015, 9:23 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 2, 2015, 8:56 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 7:46 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 2, 2015, 8:31 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 2, 2015, 8:24 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 2, 2015, 8:21 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 8:40 am
NoisyRoom.net Sep 2, 2015, 8:23 am
Down on the Pharm Sep 2, 2015, 8:08 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 6:02 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 6:25 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 6:25 am
Challies Dot Com Sep 2, 2015, 6:35 am
The Pinoy Catholic Sep 2, 2015, 7:03 am
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 2, 2015, 5:41 am
The Pinoy Catholic Sep 2, 2015, 6:03 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 4:24 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 4:31 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 2:03 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 2:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 3:15 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 3:09 am
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 2, 2015, 1:48 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 2, 2015, 1:12 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 2, 2015, 12:11 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 2, 2015, 1:03 am
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 11:41 pm
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 12:02 am
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 12:01 am
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 12:04 am
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 12:07 am
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 12:08 am
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 12:01 am
The Aquila Report Sep 2, 2015, 12:01 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Truth and Charity Forum Sep 2, 2015, 12:01 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 2, 2015, 12:03 am
joy of nine9 Sep 1, 2015, 10:32 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Sep 1, 2015, 11:20 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Stones Cry Out Sep 1, 2015, 11:08 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 1, 2015, 10:07 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 1, 2015, 10:07 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 9:25 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 10:09 pm
A Catholic Life Sep 1, 2015, 9:26 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 1, 2015, 9:15 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 1, 2015, 8:00 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Sep 1, 2015, 9:15 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 1, 2015, 8:47 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 1, 2015, 8:35 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 1, 2015, 8:55 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 1, 2015, 7:45 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 1, 2015, 7:49 pm
LifeNews Sep 1, 2015, 7:18 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 7:29 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 1, 2015, 7:42 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 7:18 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 1, 2015, 7:09 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 1, 2015, 7:09 pm
Pro-Life PA by Sue Cirba Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Sep 1, 2015, 6:33 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 1, 2015, 6:34 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 6:21 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 6:29 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 6:48 pm
The Charcoal Fire Sep 1, 2015, 7:19 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 1, 2015, 6:24 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 1, 2015, 6:48 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 1, 2015, 6:51 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 6:33 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 6:04 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 6:04 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 5:42 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 1, 2015, 3:41 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 1, 2015, 5:09 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 1, 2015, 6:09 pm
Alex Schadenberg Sep 1, 2015, 6:33 pm
A Follower of Francis Sep 1, 2015, 6:55 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 1, 2015, 6:10 pm
LifeNews Sep 1, 2015, 6:04 pm
LifeNews Sep 1, 2015, 5:42 pm
LifeNews Sep 1, 2015, 5:21 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 5:26 pm
In Defense of the Defenseless Sep 1, 2015, 5:24 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 1, 2015, 5:30 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 3:52 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 3:50 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Sep 1, 2015, 3:54 pm