Women are not being told the truth by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Two HHS informational documents on emergency contraception fail to address ella or its abortion-inducing effects. These omissions deny women information necessary for freely-chosen and informed medical decisions. The absence of adequate information about ella is particularly problematic for women with conscience concerns about life-ending contraceptives, because ella’s mode of action goes beyond that of any other FDA-approved emergency contraceptive that has abortifacient effects. (In an article by Jonathan Imbody, he pointed to similar defects in these documents concerning “Plan B,” another “emergency contraceptive.”)
“Freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured [in America] than in any other place on Earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price.”
Of all of the commonsense regulations of abortion that are widely supported by Americans, parental involvement laws are consistently at the top. In fact, a recent Gallup poll showed that 71% of Americans favor requiring women under 18 to get parental consent for any abortion–only informed consent laws received higher marks. Not surprisingly, parental consent or notification laws are in force in 37 states, with varying degrees of effectiveness.
On February 23, two “ethicists” published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics arguing for “after-birth abortion.” In their words, “killing a newborn” should be “permissible in all cases where abortion is [permissible], including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”
Unfortunately, it comes as little surprise that the Obama Administration is prioritizing its abortion agenda. In fact, the recent life-ending drugs and devices coverage mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) perfectly aligns with President Obama’s longstanding commitment to abortion-funding.
A few days ago, the Obama Administration finally and officially promulgated its “preventive services” mandate with only a very narrow conscience exception for religious institutions.
On February 10, President Obama announced a revision to the HHS life-ending drug mandate. National Public Radio characterized the President’s action as addressing "concerns of the Catholic Church." In doing so, wittingly or not, NPR read from the pro-abortion script.
Abortion proponents continue to lament last week’s Fifth Circuit opinion upholding Texas’ ultrasound requirement, and their arguments demonstrate just how “behind the times” they are.
In the wake of a Fifth Circuit panel’s unanimous decision upholding Texas’ new ultrasound law, abortion advocacy groups are up-in-arms. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, released a statement declaring the Texas law is “demeaning.”