Why You Should Want to Stop the Obama Abortion Drug Mandate

Opinion   |   Kristan Hawkins   |   Mar 16, 2012   |   12:09PM   |   Washington, DC

You know, a few years ago many people would have said that what we are talking about right now would never happen, that is would be impossible. They would have said it was nothing but a scare tactic to tell Americans that someday the federal government would demand that people of faith and conscience violate their own beliefs in the name of healthcare.

It started with Obamacare, the passage of the national healthcare bill which gave the government unlimited control in healthcare of each American. Then last month, Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a new mandate with President Obama’s blessing that forces all employers, even religious and pro-life ones, to pay for healthcare plans that cover contraception, abortion drugs like ella, and sterilization – all at no cost to female employees.

Now, this is all pretty confusing stuff, and it’s confusing by design. President Obama, his administration, and those who stand to make millions of dollars off of these regulations, (like Planned Parenthood) don’t want the average American to know what is going on.

But that is going to end!

This week, SFLA assembled a solid team of experts who explained the current situation on our National “Where’s the Freedom?” Webcast, how it will affect you and your family directly, and what you can do to help stop this madness. The star-studded team included U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Helen Alavare (Law Professor at George Mason University), David Bereit, Lila Rose and others.

After the webcast, we released a completely 100% FREE “Where’s the Freedom?” Action Kit at www.studentsforlife.org/freedom. The kit contains the replay of Tuesday’s webcast, flyers, informational sheets, sample letters to the editor, and even a letter to take to your U.S. Congressman’s district office while they are home for break! (Basically, everything you need to cause a stir.)

There is no way this Mandate is going to stand. And there’s no way it can stand, if we want to remain a free nation.

It doesn’t matter if you are Catholic, agnostic, Muslim, pro-life, pro-abortion, liberal or conservative, this Mandate should scare you. If the President of the United States and his appointees are allowed to take away the religious freedom and conscience rights of pro-life Americans, what’s stopping them from taking them away from another?

William Wilberforce said: “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

We produced the webcast and Action Kit, so that every pro-lifer and American will get educated and equipped. I hope you take advantage of these resources.

At the end of the day, what will you choose to do? Take action or shy away because it’s a sticky subject? Engage or let your constitutional freedoms be ripped away from you?