Most of the attention for abortion and the Affordable Care Act has come from the Hobby Lobby case and the regime’s tortuous definition of “rights” associated with it. But, according to a column by Alan Sears, we need to be paying more attention to other aspects of our new insurance because it is designed to trick pro-life people into paying for abortion.
According to Sears,
[I]n the two years since the bill’s passage the American people have not only found out what’s in it, they’ve discovered that part of the legislation purposely hides the fact that ObamaCare covers abortions. (This although politicians supporting ObamaCare repeatedly told the American people that abortion would not be covered.)
When looking through the pages the healthcare overhaul, specifically Sec. 1310(b)(3), on page 781, one finds the “Secrecy Clause.” This clause outlines how ObamaCare both demands that insurance companies pay for abortion and that they co-operate with the White House by keeping this coverage secret.
What this means is that although some of the ObamaCare-compliant insurance plans cover elective abortion while others do not, the insurance companies are not allowed to communicate in advance which plans do in fact cover abortion. This information is guarded and may never be known to individuals signing up for the insurance policies their employers offer, unless those specific individuals take time to read the fine print.
So what happens once you discover you have signed up for a policy that is making you pay for abortion coverage (and thus making you pay for other people’s abortions)? The law will not allow the person to opt out of the abortion coverage. The only alternative you have to paying for abortions is to drop all your insurance completely.
I have to assume we are going to see another lawsuit about this. Unlike the odious argument that corporations don’t have First Amendment rights, there is no corporation involved here. Persons who are guaranteed freedom of religion and conscience are being conscripted as abortion providers.
By making people privately fund abortions, the Obama Administration has masterminded a more direct attack on conscience and life than if the government were taxing the people and paying for abortions. It truly shows how much the White House despises the basic freedoms acknowledged by the Constitution of the United States.