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California Sets Dangerous Pro-Choice Trend

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Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 01:00 PM Current | Bio | Archive

When evaluating a Bill Clinton statement it’s always wise to keep in mind that it was Bill Clinton who said it. But I don’t think even Slick Willie would have predicted what abortion fanatics would do in the future to his administration’s policy of making abortion “safe, legal and rare.” But we are finding out in California.

Here zealots in the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) are working on making abortion pervasive and frequent.

The Federalist reports, “California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.”

In effect this means that if a church offers its employees health insurance — the church must pay for abortions without exception.

As the Federalist points out this latest mandate from abortion absolutists violates federal law “that specifically prohibits California from discriminating against health care plans on the basis that they do not cover abortion.” To say nothing of the department’s total rejection of the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion.

It could be it’s only natural for state bureaucrats to ignore the plain language of the law when the president regularly does the same thing, but that does not make the ruling any more tolerable.

The proximate cause of the order is pressure from that enemy of the unborn and Christendom — the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU decided that California’s law requiring health plans to cover “basic health services” has been misinterpreted for 40 years.

Previously DMHC “had not even applied this test to its own state employee health plans
— which covered only “medically necessary” abortions. But this novel reading was nevertheless quietly imposed on every plan in the state by fiat.”

Two organizations that are friends of decency, liberty, and Christ — the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Life Legal Defense Foundation — are already taking steps to fight this by appealing to the federal Health and Human Services  (HHS) Office of Civil Rights. We wish them luck.

The fact remains this abortion outrage is just the latest instance of the left’s campaign to use government to slowly force Christians from any role in the public square or public life. The libertine left and the secular elites — two populations where there is much overlap — will not be satisfied until Christianity is only practiced in the privacy of one’s home. Out of sight, out of mind.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.
 
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The libertine left and the secular elites will not be satisfied until Christianity is only practiced in the privacy of one’s home. Out of sight, out of mind.
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