Did you know that Pres. Obama’s closest science adviser, John Holdren, was a colleague of Paul Erlich, the chicken-little of resource scarcity due to over-population? If we don’t force the number of births down, we’ll run out of resources and die. Babies are, in this deluded school of thought, the enemy.
Enter catholic Kathleen Sebelius, Sec. of the HHS, who under the directions of her master in the Oval Office, testified before a House panel that “The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception.”
The Obama Adminstration is trying to reduce the number of live births, not just pregnancies.
Check out the CNS article on what ensued.
According to CNS:
During the subcommittee hearing, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) said that contraception provided by insurance companies to people employed by religious organizations under the future form of the rule Sebelius described would not be was not free.
“Who pays for it? There’s no such thing as a free service,” Murphy asked.
Sebelius responded that that is not the case with insurance.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for cost of contraception,” Sebelius answered.
Murphy expressed surprise by the answer.
“So you are saying, by not having babies born, we are going to save money on health care?” Murphy asked.
Sebelius replied, “Providing contraception is a critical preventive health benefit for women and for their children.”
Murphy again sought clarification.
“Not having babies born is a critical benefit. This is absolutely amazing to me. I yield back,” he said.
Sebelius responded, “Family planning is a critical health benefit in this country, according to the Institute of Medicine.”
When the government gets to redefine these so-called “reproductive services” as a basic “right”, then they will after that tell you how you must use them.
Margaret Sanger would be so proud.
You know what? The longer old people live the more we have to spend to take care of them, especially with the decreasing number of young workers available to fund the entitlements. It is my right to have contraception and abortifacients. But instead we are spending money on old people. Fewer old people means that my rights are vindicated. Why can’t people see that we need fewer old people?
Catholics are also standing between me and my rights….