Thanks to a new rule by the Office of Personnel Management, taxpayers will support healthcare plans on the exchanges that provide abortion services by allowing Congress to purchase any of these plans. Taxpayers won’t pay for the actual abortions – yet – though it’s a mere technicality. The government has us supporting the programs.
A new rule allows members of Congress and their staff to purchase any of the abortion-provider plans on the healthcare exchanges even though they are prohibited from doing so by law. Obama’s rules trump the law in his lawless administration.
Rights of conscience do not exist in the Obama administration. Taxpayers will support abortions under Obamacare.
The Obama administration already broke the law on this issue by allowing healthcare plans on the exchanges that provide abortion services. The federal and state governments administer these programs/plans though that is prohibited.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released a final rule which will allows members of Congress and their staff to choose healthcare plans on the exchanges that provide abortion services. The rule breaks the law by mincing words.
The Smith Act, prohibits funding to “pay for an abortion, or the administrative expenses in connection with any health plan under the Federal employees health benefits program which provides any benefits or coverage for abortions.” Exceptions are in the case of rape, incest or if a woman’s life is in danger.
The new rule claims that it does not violate the Smith Act because OPM does not administer the terms of health benefits offered on an Exchange though they clearly administer the programs.
It does violate the Smith Act of course in that the Act prohibits taxpayer money going to support the administration expenses of any health plan that provides any benefits or coverage for abortions and the government is administering these programs.
OPM is playing word games.
The cost of the abortion service itself must be paid for by the members of Congress or their staff. The fact that the actual abortions themselves will be paid for by Congress and their staff is irrelevant. It is a way to skirt the law and its obvious intent.
The Obama administration has stood in strong support of abortion and Mr. Obama himself argued against the Born Alive Protection Act while serving in the State Senate. Will taxpayers eventually support that too? I can answer that – of course we will. This won’t stop until it covers abortions post-birth. Who knows what will follow that.
We are an amoral nation that now allows for late-term abortions and selective abortions in many states. We are a nation that will corrupt the people who are opposed to it by requiring them to violate their conscience and support abortions.