High court upholds health law with massive abortion funding

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Obama’s anti-life healthcare law is constitutional as passed.  The federal health care law marks the largest expansion of taxpayer funding of abortion ever legalized in our nation’s history.

This ruling is devastating,” said Elizabeth, Director of Texas Right to Life.  “Obama’s pet 1,000 page law jeopardizes the lives of the unborn and the health of pregnant women.  

“The elderly, the disabled, and the infirm are at risk of being denied medical care due to the rationing provisions of the law; the rationing decisions, known as ‘comparative effectiveness standards’ are based on purely subjective quality of life standards.” 

Under the new healthcare law, health insurance plans offered by the states must offer abortion coverage unless state lawmakers pass a measure to take advantage of a small loophole in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The loophole authorizes states to opt out of abortion coverage; women would then need to buy a separate, supplemental plan for abortion that is not covered by tax dollars.

Nineteen other states (AL, AZ, FL, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, UT, VA, and WI) have already passed laws that allow their state health insurance plans to specifically exclude the option for taxpayer-funded abortion coverage.  

Texas Right to Life has already researched and prepared this legislation for the 2013 legislative session. 

The Texas Legislature took unprecedented action in 2011 to redirect health care dollars to programs that are not affiliated with any part of the abortion industry, dealing a 40 percent blow to abortion providers in Texas.  The Legislature will not take a step backwards and implement the abortion mandate of the health care law on the backs of taxpayers. 

While preparations to protect the unborn and pregnant women from the implementation of PPACA are well underway, Texas Right to Life is studying and assessing how to address the dangerous rationing provisions.  

Shockingly, all people are at risk of being denied care, particularly the disabled and infirm, whose lives are considered unproductive by those who would make the care decisions.  

Graham said, "The assaults on human life at all stages will intensify like never before in our formerly-free nation."

“Any expansion of government-run healthcare like this opens a perfect opportunity for abortion and euthanasia advocates to expand their own agendas. The responsibility of the Pro-Life majority in America to elect Pro-Life leaders is more important now than ever before.”



Click here to read a PDF version of the court's opinion.

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