Published in The Washington Examiner, Feb. 7, 2013
Re: "New Obama rule would spare churches but not believers" Editorial, Feb. 3
In an otherwise excellent editorial on the Obamacare abortifacient contraceptives mandate, The Washington Examiner warns, "It would be a mistake for conservatives to frame this issue in terms of cost" because the ubiquity of cheap contraceptive pills disproves the case for a government mandate.
True, but the Obamacare mandate also forces insurers to also provide expensive sterilization surgeries and implanted contraceptives for free for everyone from Newark to Beverly Hills. The administration claims -- without proof -- that it's justified forcing insurers to provide products and services for free because it will be cheaper to prevent babies than to deliver them.
So besides trampling religious freedom, respect for the sanctity of life and private enterprise, the administration is also foisting its population control ideology on the nation. Now it's up to the courts and Congress to stop this blatant deprivation of our Constitutional rights to "life, liberty, and property."