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UPDATED: HHS Issues Rules on Abortion Premiums in the Obamacare Exchanges

The new HHS Rule confirms what BDF exposed in our Supreme Court amicus brief.

LifeNews reports, “Obama Admin Finalizes Rules: $1 Abortions in ObamaCare:”

It’s official. The concern pro-life organizations had about the ObamaCare legislation funding abortions has been confirmed, as the Obama administration has issued the final rules on abortion funding governing the controversial health care law.

Nestled within the “individual mandate” in the Obamacare act — that portion of the Act requiring every American to purchase government — approved insurance or pay a penalty — is an “abortion premium mandate.” This mandate requires all persons enrolled in insurance plans that include elective abortion coverage to pay a separate premium from their own pockets to fund abortion. As a result, many pro-life Americans will have to decide between a plan that violates their consciences by funding abortion, or a plan that may not meet their health needs.

Continue reading at LifeNews

UPDATE: Kathryn Jean Lopez has written about this as well, “This Obamacare Thing Is Bad News, Continued”

Did anyone else notice the Department of Health and Human Services rule that was finalized yesterday? It establishes state health-care exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And an abortion premium mandate.

Dorinda Bordlee and Nik Nikas call the health-care law’s individual mandate a “Russian nesting doll.” You keep opening and going deeper and finding more pernicious details.

Bordlee and the Bioethics Defense Fund filed a brief last month in the individual-mandate case the Supreme Court will be taking up later this month on just this.

Continue reading at The Corner

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