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The Non-Elective Abortion Deception

by Gaius Famius

Published January 04, 2014

Not only is the Obama administration and HHS misleading us, but the pro-life movement is also misleading everyone by failing, in spite of clear evidence, to point out the undeniable fact that all Obamacare health insurance policies will cover abortion.

We are continually being led to believe that there are insurance policies available, albeit only a few, that will not fund abortion.  This is a complete and total lie.

ALL Obamacare compliant insurance policies will fund abortion, whether obtained through an exchange or through an employer.

Everyone is arguing about elective abortions and claiming that policies that are compliant with the Hyde amendment do not fund abortion.

This is a blatant lie.

The Hyde amendment does not prohibit the funding of abortion with tax dollars, only the funding of so-called “elective abortions” with tax dollars.  The Hyde amendment clearly allows for the abortion exceptions of “non-elective” abortion for the life of the mother, rape, and incest.

This distinction between elective and non-elective abortions is an illusory deception and lie.  ALL abortions are elective.  In the natural course of events, nature does NOT abort a baby for any of the three exceptions, life of the mother, rape, or incest.  

All three of these exceptions are still elective abortions, chosen by doctors and their patients.  If they did not choose abortions under these circumstances, they would not happen.

We will not provide the detail here, but it has been proven that there is no circumstance under which an abortion removes any danger to the life of the mother or her health.

Abortions performed in cases of rape and incest are nothing less than capital punishment where the innocent child is executed for the crimes of the father.

All abortions are murder.  Any government funding of any abortion, under any circumstances, is government funding of murder and genocide.

Why does the pro-life movement compromise with the pro-death movement and look the other way over these so-called “non-elective” abortions?

Why do the pro-life leaders fail to stand up and protest Obamacare under the very clear and undeniable fact that every single ACA compliant health insurance policy will fund abortion?

We don't need to wait for some list from HHS Secretary Sebelius to find out if the policies fund abortion or not.  We already know.  ALL of the policies fund abortion, whether through an exchange, or the new ACA compliant employer policies.

There has been a lot of end of the year back slapping by pro-lifers about the small local and state wins against abortion, but everyone has been ignoring the fact that as of January 1, 2014, it is now illegal to get any health insurance policy that does not fund abortion, whether “elective” or “non-elective”.  Pro-lifers are winning battles, but have lost the war.

The fact remains that, in spite of the fact that more so-called “pro-life” laws were passed in the last two years than in the previous decade, not a single one of these laws abolishes abortion 100%.  Instead, by compromising, they actually help to protect abortion and to perpetuate it, even though they restrict it.  When is it ever right to pass a law that protects murder, albeit with restrictions?  Murder is murder is murder.

If you have an ACA Obamacare compliant health insurance policy, then you are funding abortion and are complicit with, and an accessory to, murder.

Why aren't these facts being proclaimed front and center by every pro-life leader, every conservative, every pastor and church, every pro-lifer?

Why?  Because most pro-lifers appear to have no problem with “non-elective” abortions.  Otherwise, how could they compromise on these flimsy excuses for murdering innocent babies?

If abortion is okay in certain exceptions, then abortion can never be wrong under any circumstance.  If abortion is murder under any circumstance, then abortion is murder in all circumstances.

United States Representative Chris Smith (NJ), Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus recently released a statement addressing the “Big Three Abortion Lies of the Year”, and promoting his “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”

In “Big Lie No. 1”, Rep. Chris Smith attacks President Obama for not adhering to the Hyde Amendment as President Obama promised, while clearly stating that the Hyde Amendment restricts abortion funding.  This section of his statement makes it clear that the Hyde Amendment does permit abortion funding for the exceptions “in the case of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.”  More of the statement makes it clear that Rep. Chris Smith is only concerned with “elective abortion coverage.”

“Big Lie No. 2” concerns HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's failure to provide to Congress a list of Obamacare insurance policies that exclude abortion coverage.  Has it occurred to anyone that Secretary Sebelius cannot provide such a list because there are absolutely zero policies that would appear on that list?  It is the contention of this article that all ACA compliant health insurance policies will cover non-elective abortions, even if some of them do not cover elective abortions.  Why is Rep. Chris Smith not challenging Secretary Sebelius on the fact that all ACA compliant insurance policies will cover non-elective abortions?

In “Big Lie No. 3” Rep. Chris Smith addresses the abortion premium that must be paid with all policies that cover elective abortions.  Insurance carriers are supposed to bill the abortion premium separately in order to not violate the Hyde Amendment, but are not doing so.  In response, Rep. Chris Smith has filed the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2013” (H.R. 3279) which requires that the abortion surcharge be prominently displayed.  Rep. Chris Smith fails to mention that this proposed Act only requires disclosure for the abortion premium surcharge for ELECTIVE abortions.  There is no separate surcharge for non-elective abortions because it is part and parcel of each insurance plan.  

Even if all abortion surcharges are prominently displayed, and even if the insurance carriers bill for the abortion surcharges separately, Secretary Sebelius cannot provide a list of ACA compliant health insurance policies that do not cover abortion because, under the Hyde Amendment, all of the policies will still fund non-elective abortions.

It is impossible to get an ACA compliant health insurance policy that does not fund abortion.  Rep. Chris Smith is lying to us by not making that clear and by only attacking elective abortions.  In Rep. Chris Smith's viewpoint, the TRUTH regarding abortion does not apply if the abortion is performed under one of the three exceptions.

Representative Chris Smith gives us a big song and dance and comes off sounding like he is a pro-life champion, but he is not.  He is helping to enshrine in law the exceptions and to continue the government funding and facilitation of abortion.

Everybody thinks something is being done, but these so-called pro-life politicians are lying to us.  They are not stopping abortion, but only trying to stop “elective” abortions, and to restrict “elective” abortions to some degree.

The legislation of Chris Smith does not stand any chance of becoming law.  It will not receive enough votes to override a veto by President Obama.  So why are we wasting time on compromise legislation?  Even if it could pass, why are we wasting time on compromising legislation?  One cannot compromise with evil, but must stand against it 100%.  The abortion murder of babies is evil.  We must stand against it, not compromise with it.

The “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” should state very clearly that there will be ZERO federal funding for any abortion, or abortion related services, under any circumstances, without exception, in the ENTIRE federal budget on a permanent basis.

Instead the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” states:

Sec. 308. Treatment of abortions related to rape, incest, or preserving the life of the mother

`The limitations established in sections 301, 302, and 303 shall not apply to an abortion --

`(1) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or

`(2) in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.

The Hyde Amendment, as poor as it is, isn't even a permanent law.  It's a yearly rider that must be reattached to the federal budget every year, and can be changed at any time.  Attached to the annual Labor/Health and Human Services (HHS) Education bill, the Hyde Amendment has been modified several times in it's history, and abortions are still being performed under this rider with government funding in the Medicaid program.

The time has come to go one step further, and to push for a constitutional amendment that clarifies that all humans have the right to life, without exceptions, and to prohibit abortion, in all forms, without exception throughout America.

Such as the constitutional amendment proposed by Senator Jesse Helms on January 17, 1975:

“SECTION 1. With respect to the right to life guaranteed in this Constitution, every human being, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, or of any State, shall be deemed, from the moment of fertilization, to be a person and entitled to the right to life.

SECTION 2. Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

No more games.  No more lies.  No more deceptions.  No more half measures.  Either we abolish abortion in it's entirety, or the pro-death culture will win, and in spite of recent local and state victories on a limited basis, abortion on demand will not only become national law, but will also be fully funded by the federal government.

The opposite of pro-life is pro-death.  If you are not 100% pro-life and opposed to abortion in all forms, in all circumstances, then you are in the pro-death camp.

America's failure to abolish slavery in all states 100% of the time led inevitably to the Civil War, Jim Crow laws, and Margaret Sanger's black genocide.  The failure of America, in over 40 years, to also abolish abortion murder in all states 100% of the time is leading inevitably to another very dark period of American history.

Nothing less than 100% abolition of abortion murder is acceptable.  We need pro-life leaders that will loudly and uncompromisingly proclaim that we must have 100% abolition of abortion and have it now, before another single baby is murdered.

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Hyde Amendment Fact Sheet



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No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act


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Human Life Amendment Texts