The ObamaCare tax bill mandates that all reproductive services be covered by insurers.
CNS News did some digging and the upshot is that Obama’s bill would require sterilization be covered for any woman capable of reproduction. That capability varies, but the state of Oregon interprets the regulation as the rule of legal consent without a parent’s permission at 15 years of age.
Under Oregon law, girls from 15 years of age and up are given complete control over whether to be sterilized or not. The parents or guardians of a minor girl--between 15 and 18--can neither grant nor deny consent for a sterilization.
President Barack Obama’s campaign has attempted to shift some aspects of the tax bill to a conversation about contraception. However, for conservatives, the real conversation has to do with the First Amendment’s limitations on government intrusion into religion.
Now even a college that is an outgrowth of a major faith must provide whatever the Obama administration dictates.
Underlying this policy is a concern about overpopulation among many neoliberals. That concern has been around for more than half a century, as writings by advocates like Margaret Sanger illustrate.
Overpopulation isn’t the only concern—weeding out undesirables is an unspoken tenet.
In her article, “A Better Race Through Birth Control,” Sanger wrote in 1923 [boldface added]:
“It is reasonable to assume that women of subnormal mentality, however lacking they may be in vision and altruism, would prefer to avoid the pain and responsibilities of procreation, if the satisfaction of sex could be divorced from reproduction. Given Birth Control, the unfit will voluntarily eliminate their kind. On the other hand Birth Control will permit large numbers of intelligent women, such as our teachers and nurses, to enter upon marriage, in the knowledge that they can limit their families to their economic conditions.”
Promoters of manmade global warming theory like Bill Gates and others have expressed a preoccupation with population control, at least as far as the masses go. The political class rarely abides by rules set for others to follow. Otherwise, Gates would shun air travel, technology and anything else that requires the emission of carbon.
Some on the Left have even proposed bioengineering humans—make us smaller so we’ll use less resources.
Those on the Left also tend to aggressively lobby for placing abortion providers in low income neighborhoods.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 13, 2012)
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