Obama Campaign Speech: No Compromise on Abortion Mandate

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 8, 2012   |   4:01PM   |   Washington, DC

During a campaign stop in Denver, Colorado with pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke, pro-abortion President Barack Obama refused to back down on the HHS mandate  his administration put in place forcing religious groups to cover abortion-causing drugs.

“Let me tell you—there’s nothing conservative about a government that prevents a woman from making her own health decisions,” he said. Let me tell you something, Denver—I don’t think your boss should control the care you get,” Obama added, referring to the desire by religious groups to not be forced to violate their own consciences.

“I think there is one person who should make decisions on your health care, and that person is you,” he continued. “I don’t think a college student in Colorado Springs should have to choose between textbooks or the preventive care she needs.”

Despite the fact that the Obama administration faces dozens of lawsuits from religious employers who are forced to pay for and refer for such drugs, Obama claimed some sort of compromise had been reached.

“We worked with Catholic hospitals and universities to find a solution that protects both religious liberty and a woman’s health,” Obama falsely claimed. “We’ve made sure churches and other houses of worship don’t have to provide or pay for it.”

During the speech, Obama bashed Mitt Romney, who enjoys the support of pro-life groups, for wanting to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and defending the rights of religious employers.

“He joined the far right to support a bill that would allow an employer to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees,” Obama said. “He said he’d ‘get rid of’ Planned Parenthood.”

“He said that he’d take the Affordable Care Act and ‘kill it dead’ on the first day of his presidency,” Obama complained about Romney’s stance supporting the reversal of Obamacare, which funds abortions.



Obama also touted one aspect of Obamacare, “This law allows young adults under the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ health care plans.” That’s despite a new Washington Post article that makes it clear that aspect doesn’t cover pregnancies while abortions could possible receive funding. As pro-life attorney Matthew Clark of the ACLJ explains, Obamacare allows for a myriad of abortion funding — a horrendous contradiction.