Enrolling in ObamaCare? You Will Support Abortion

Some might not realize that simply enrolling in ObamaCare will ensure that you support the abortion industry. A portion of your insurance premium will be set aside to help women obtain abortions. Sure, Obama promise no money would be used for abortion; so did Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and others. But our president has shown that he cannot be trusted and will say whatever he needs to pass a bill. So teh reality is that your money will be used to pay for abortions. A recent article highlights this fact:

“From a pro-life perspective, the most important fact is that massive federal premium subsidies will go to Exchange plans that cover elective abortion (a sharp departure from the longstanding policy of the Hyde Amendment), and every enrollee in the plan will have a portion of the enrollee’s premium placed into a separate account for elective abortions (dubbed the “abortion surcharge”). But this is just one example of how the Obama administration is implementing ObamaCare in a way so as to advance the abortion industry.”

In my home state of West Virginia, every citizen pays for the abortion industry in our state. Through medicare/medicaid and social security our lawmakers are forcing us to help fund the abortion industry. ObamaCare will be a further encroachment on our pro-life values. Click here for original article.

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Do You Know if Your Insurance Plan Covers Abortion?

The Congressional Pro-Life Caucus: Wednesday, the D.C. HealthLink posted a new Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) clarifying which plans on the D.C. HealthLink will cover elective abortions and which ones will not.  This information is consistent with information from other sources. The FAQ says:

Question: Which health plans offered through DC Health Link include coverage for elective abortions and which plans do not?

Answer: Health plans that do not provide coverage for elective abortions include all Aetna health plans, as well as the multi-state plans (MSP) offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (only the plans that include “Multi-State Plan” in their name).   All health plans offered by Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield plans that do not include “Multi-State Plan” in their name include coverage for elective abortions.

Background: This FAQ was made available in response to an article by  Anna Higgins, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.  Anna tried to identify which plans in the D.C. HealthLink excluded abortion.  Telephone representatives for the D.C. HealthLink erroneously informed Anna that all plans on the D.C. exchange include elective abortion.  When Anna published her article about her experience, she was quickly contacted by D.C. officials who apologized, gave the information included in the FAQ, and informed her that their staff would be retrained on the subject. The FAQ is a step in the right direction although abortion coverage is still not easily identifiable when browsing plans on the D.C. exchange.

Such lack of transparency regarding abortion coverage is not isolated to D.C.  It has proven to be a nearly universal problem in the exchanges.  Even Secretary Sebelius was unable to give a clear answer on the subject when asked by Rep. John Shimkus at the Energy and Commerce Hearing yesterday.  To address this problem, Rep. Chris Smith has introduced the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act”, H.R. 3279.  This bill would reverse the secrecy clause in the ACA and require that all plans on the exchanges disclose whether or not the plan includes abortion.  If the plan includes abortion, the plan must also disclose the amount of the abortion surcharge.

Question: Which plans in West Virginia cover abortion and which do not? Does anyone know?

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Planned Parenthood Helping ObamaCare While Breaking the Law

“A Planned Parenthood chapter operating as an official Obamacare navigator location gives out abortion pills too late in pregnancies and allows non-physicians to give out the pills…Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) – which received U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant money to enroll people in the Obamacare exchanges — ignored FDA safety protocols by giving out abortion pills past 49 days of pregnancy and allowed non-physicians to give out the pills…”

Not surprising that Planned Parenthood is helping get people into ObamaCare. You might not know it, but Planned Parenthood stands to gain millions of dollars from people who enroll in ObamaCare and then seek abortions. But as usual, Planned Parenthood is breaking the law and acting like it’s no big deal. I guess when you have the president as an ally it doesn’t really matter what laws you obey and break. If the president can do it, so can his allies. Click here for original article.

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Engaging Weekend: Baptists in Kentucky Consider Hiring Homosexuals, Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Laws, Rally Held to Expose Abortion in ObamaCare

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Engaging Weekend is a collection of articles you might have missed over the weekend. But we thought they were important and wanted to make sure you had a chance to read them.

Hiring of homosexual employees being considered by Ky. Baptist child care agency

A Baptist ministry to children is considering changing its hiring policy to allow for hiring homosexuals. A recent article states: “The president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s children’s services agency has recommended that the organization amend its hiring practices to ban discrimination against homosexuals, according to a PowerPoint presentation posted on the agency’s website… Trustees were scheduled to vote on the proposal during their Nov. 8 meeting. One trustee, Rick Fyffe, resigned in protest. Another, Stan Spees, is being threatened with removal from the board for voicing his opposition publicly to the change.” The heart of the issue is…federal funding. The ministry receives most of its annual budget from the federal government and while it won’t openly admit that funding is the issue, it is clear that such is the case. The embattled president of the ministry said: “A church or religious organization can hire all Christians and hold them to their standards…but they cannot accept state/federal monies. Sunrise cannot meet the needs of today’s abused and neglected children without public assistance.” First, he is dead wrong. The federal government cannot discriminate in handing out funds just because an organization is religious and adheres to the tenets of its faith. Second, you cannot serve God and money. This is a sad situation in which a leader appears willing to compromise his convictions in order to secure money. What next? Click here for the original article.

Federal appeals court reinstates most of Texas’ abortion restrictions [Read more...]

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Don’t Fix the Website – Repeal ObamaCare

LifeNews.com: “Obamacare is a disaster for American families coast to coast. We don’t need a website fix. We need real healthcare reform — starting with an end to Obamacare. In her testimony to Congress this morning, Sebelius did her best to best minimize the problems, pledging to fix the website. But no amount of spin can change the nightmare just now beginning…As the country continues to debate the botched rollout, I have included 5 simple reasons to share with your family and friends why Obamacare is bad for America.”

1) Taxpayer-funded child killing

2) Assault on religious liberty

3) An end to privacy

4) Slow road to single-payer, socialized medicine

5) Millions losing their current coverage. Lower quality care, fewer doctors, rationing of care

Click here to read the original article and to see the expanded explanation of each of these common sense arguments against ObamaCare. The pressure is one many vulnerable lawmakers seeking re-election. We must continue to hold them accountable for this nightmare and for the fact that they exempted themselves from it. If ObamaCare is so good, why are lawmakers exempt?

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Join the #BeTransparent Tweetfest on Wednesday

The Obama administration and DHHR is not being honest with the American people about abortion coverage in the ObamaCare bill. They are also deliberately misleading people regarding plans that do and do not cover abortion. This is an attempt to get pro-life Americans enrolled in plans that will cover abortion without them knowing. In response to this deception, a Tweetfest has been arranged to coincide with a hearing in Congress on the issue. Our friends at American United for Life and Susan B. Anthony List shared information on the Tweetfest, which is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, from 9-12 noon.

To help you get involved we are sharing some sample tweets you could use to ask President Obama, DHHR, and Congress to be transparent regarding the issue of abortion in insurance plans. Take a look:

Tell #Sebelius to #BeTransparent.  Why won’t #Obamacare tell us which plans include abortion?
If u want to pick an #Obamacare plan without abortion, 2 bad b/c the exchanges won’t give you that information #BeTransparant
If u buy a plan with abortion, u have 2 pay a abortion surcharge, but #Obamacare won’t tell you which plans include abortion #BeTransparent
Tell Congress to #BeTransparent & pass #HR3279 so consumers can find out if they have to pay #Obamacare abortion surcharge
#Obamacare exchanges hide abortion surcharge.  Why won’t #Sebelius #BeTransparent?

Friends, we hope you will tweet, Tweet loud, and tweet often. Let’s make sure our lawmakers know just how opposed to abortion coverage in insurance plans we truly are. Tell them to #BeTransparent while we show them Americans are #ProLife.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Engaging Weekend: New Effort to Celebrate Abortion Nationwide, Your Tax Dollars Supporting Abortion and Planned Parenthood, Pray for the Persecuted Church

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Campaign seeks to eliminate stigma of abortion with personal stories

You know what we need to do? We need to have book clubs and dinner parties to celebrate our abortions. Don’t you think? Well, at least one group is calling for women to do just that. They want to “start a new conversation” about abortion that will de-stigmatize it and instead, celebrate it. A recent article states: “Across the country, pro-abortion activists are calling for women to spark a personal, “new conversation about abortion access” in an effort to de-stigmatize the practice…The campaign’s website suggests activists host a ‘casual get-together,’ a ‘dinner or dessert party,’ have a book [club] to discuss the book ‘1 in 3: These Are Our Stories,’ and/or set up a table on campus or in the community to get the conversation going.” Hey, I’m in. I want to de-stigmatize abortion as well. I want to remove the idea that it is “healthcare,” or that it’s a woman’s body and therefore her choice when there is another unique human being involved. However, the thought of thinking that abortion is no different than running errands, changing clothes, or buying a new computer is patently false and offensive. We should be appalled that anyone would want us to think nothing of the murder of innocent children. Click here for original article.

Your Tax Dollars Will Fund Abortions and Planned Parenthood Under Obamacare, Here’s How [Read more...]

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

ObamaCare Exchange Website Calls Unborn Child a Child!

If the ObamaCare exchange website calls an unborn child a child, why is abortion legal? That is the question that ought to be asked of the president. His own insurance exchange says that for the purpose of accurate pricing they need to know if a woman is pregnant, so they can count the unborn child as a person in the pricing plan. If that is so, why does our president support the murder of unborn children? Here is what a colleague in Connecticut sent me as she learned of the information the exchange in her state was seeking:

There is one other question on this page listed under “Optional Information”: “For detailed pricing, please provide the optional information below. Is the applicant pregnant?” Next to the question mark after “pregnant” is a black background question mark tool tip. Just wondering what this was about, I placed my mouse over the tool tip and lo-and-behold, the following message appeared:

Select ‘Yes’ for any female who is expecting a baby. Unborn children are counted as members of her household, so this information helps determine if she is eligible for help with health care costs. Medicaid also has rules to help pregnant women.

Read that again. Unborn children—not “fetuses,” “uterine contents,” “products of pregnancy,” “clump of cells,” “blob of tissue,” or any of the other euphemismsfrequently used by those who profess to be pro-choice on abortion. Nor is Access Health CT the only Obamacare exchange that uses the term “unborn children.” Massachusetts pioneered the system of a health care exchange, guaranteed issue, an individual mandate, and subsidies for low and moderate income people that became the model for Obamacare. The Massachusetts Health Connector website also refers to “unborn child(ren)”:

How many people are in your family? (Include unborn child(ren) if someone is pregnant.)

Moreover, a woman can claim the extra family member as soon as she has a confirmed pregnancy—no waiting for a trimester or two. So for the purpose of determining family size for the health care exchanges, Obamacare declares unborn children, even at the earliest stages of life, to be full-fledged persons, so that pregnant women and their families can qualify for increased subsidies and cost-sharing on the exchanges.

Our president is now admitting that he supports the legalized murder of unborn children. Is that acceptable? Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Sen. Manchin Wants to Delay ObamaCare Mandate Until 2015

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is now supporting a bill to delay the implementation of the ObamaCare HHS mandate until January 1, 2015. The mandate demands every citizen to purchase insurance or face fines and penalties. But with the recent debacle in rolling out ObamaCare and all the glitches with the website and phone system, delaying the HHS mandate is becoming a very popular position. Polls show a majority of Americans support delaying the mandate.

While I am happy that a bi-partisan effort is being made to delay the mandate, I am also skeptical. First, delaying the mandate can be a distraction to remove the focus from the primary need of repealing ObamaCare in its entirety. Second, this effort can also be a shelter for vulnerable democrats running in 2014. Such a shelter would allow these democrats to get re-elected where they will then support ObamaCare and its full implementation. So while I am hopeful that the mandate will be delated, I remain resolute in the position that it needs to be repealed entirely and urge Sen. Manchin, along with others in Congress to work to that end. Watch Sen. Manchin’s interview with Bill O’Reilly below. If the video doesn’t appear automatically, please refresh your browser. Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Will Congress Delay ObamaCare HHS Mandate?

ObamaCare is a nightmare, that much is sure. From how it was passed to the mountain of paperwork, the confusing language, the fact that Congress is exempt, the fact that Obama has given waivers to his closest friends and allies while requiring Americans to abide by it, it’s a nightmare. It also seeks to force Americans to violate their religious convictions by helping fund the abortion industry. In that respect it is unconstitutional. But at least some in Congress are working to fix it. A recent article reports:

“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will introduce a bill to delay the health law’s individual mandate, requiring people without health insurance to buy it, until Obamcare’s numerous and serious technical problems are fixed…GOP lawmakers tried to delay the individual mandate during negotiations over the government shutdown, but Democrats refused to budge. Since then, a series of bombshell revelations about the failures of the Obamacare website has created such an uproar, Republicans hope Democrats will see the benefit in a delay.” This is a good first step that should only be the first step in repealing this awful bill. Otherwise we can expect the American health care system to get even worse. Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.