Okay, so that may sound harsh, but how else do you describe Sec. Sebilius’ explanation of the cost-effectiveness of the manadate? She explains that because fewer babies will be born, insurance premiums will actually be either a net-neutral or net-negative. Let me get this straight then; here’s the recipe:
The woman wants to have as much sex as she can
They get “free” contraception from the government
The babies they would normally have had are therefore never born
The insurance carrier (i.e., Obamacare) is spared from pre/post-natal, ob/gyn, then pediatric care costs
The woman gets to go on having as much sex as she wants
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers for the cost of complying with the new HHS mandate that will require all health-care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.
“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception,” Sebelius said. She went on to say the estimated cost is “down not up.”
A friend of mine from work passed this story along to me today, as she knows I’m a Rick Santorum supporter. My co-worker’s husband is an old high school friend of Brad Smith, the father featured in this story, whose daughter was also born with the same genetic disorder as Sen. Santorum’s daughter, Bella Santorum: Trisomy 18. From the story in the U.K. Daily Mail:
When a Michigan family was looking for answers to help their sick daughter in 2010, the last place they expected sound medical advice was from a man who would one day be running for president.
But Brad and Jesi Smith found answers from then-Senator Rick Santorum to help their then 22-month-old daughter Faith.
The smiling brunette girl suffers from the same genetic disorder – Trisomy 18 – as Mr Santorum’s youngest daughter Bella.
The Rochester Hills, Michigan family told the Detroit Free Press about their incredible encounter with Mr Santorum two years ago, and the advice the family claims saved their daughter’s life.
When Faith was born, doctors said the outlook was bleak. She was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that causes heart defects, kidney problems, delayed growth, and a small head.
A friend passed along this video to me today, and boy is it inspiring! I can’t add anything to what Barbara says, except to say she is right on. It’s time to mobilize and work hard for freedom. We must go above and beyond, and do whatever it takes to get Obama out of the White House in 2012.
This was from a Tea Party event in Pomona, NY on Oct. 15, 2011. God bless you, Barbara.
I ran a link to this Facebook video a few weeks back. A human rights group, Secular Democracy & Human Rights For Iran, posted the horrific video, but Facebook took it down (of course). It’s been posted to youtube (thanks to Megan). Download a copy. If they take it down, upload it again and again and again.
Is it any wonder that children raised in Muslim countries under the sharia grow up to hate, void of basic human decency? Each child is systematically hit. The adults laughing after a particularly cruel beating is as bad as the beating itself.
If this video gets pulled by LiveLeak, I’ll post it elsewhere…. otherwise, please share this with others who continue to believe Islam is a religion of “peace.”
Well, now isn’t this just spiffy? According to a story in the Bay Area NBC paper, that’s exactly what this new bill would do. From the article:
“A new state bill in the California State Senate could make social-networking sites like Facebook take down personal information and photos for account users under 18 and require more private settings.
“The bill’s language also states that social-networking sites would have to comply with parental requests to remove information or photos from their children’s pages or accounts. The new bill “would require removal of that information regarding a user under 18 years of age upon request by the user’s parent, within 48 hours upon his or her request.”
How do you square this? California is one of those all-permissive states that prefers kids’ rights over parents, so that’s why this kind of shocked me. Especially considering who introduced the bill, SB 242: Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro). But where is the hypocrisy you ask? Somehow it makes sense to let parents edit their kids’ Facebook pages, but let a parent know their daughter is going to get an abortion? Fuggeddaboudit! It’s THEN that kids’ rights trump parents’ rights. What a bunch of hypocrites.