The following comes from a September 25 story posted with the Catholic News Agency.
Minor children on their parents’ health care plans will have free coverage of sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs, under the controversial HHS mandate – and depending on the state, they can obtain access without parental consent.
Matt Bowman, senior counsel for the religious liberty legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, said the mandate “tramples parental rights” because it requires them to “pay for and sponsor coverage of abortifacients, sterilization, contraception and education in favor of the same for their own children.”
The Department of Health and Human Services ruled in January 2012 that most employers who have 50 or more employees must provide the coverage as “preventive care” for “all women with reproductive capacity.”
The mandate also requires the coverage for beneficiaries, including minors, on the affected health plans, Bowman told CNA Sept. 20. That means that a minor on her parents’ plan could be sterilized if she finds a doctor willing to perform the procedure.
“She can be sterilized at no cost,” Bowman stated. “Whether her parents will know and/or consent might differ by state. But the Guttmacher Institute and other abortion advocates explicitly advocated for this mandated coverage of minors so that access without parental involvement might be able to increase.”
The Guttmacher Institute, in a Sept. 1 briefing on state policies, said that an increase in minors’ access to reproductive health care over the last 30 years shows a broader recognition that “while parental involvement in minors’ health care decisions is desirable, many minors will not avail themselves of important services if they are forced to involve their parents.”
The institute, the former research arm of abortion provider Planned Parenthood, said that 26 states and the District of Columbia allow all minors 12 years and older to consent to contraceptive services. At least one state, Oregon, allows 15-year-olds to consent to sterilization.
CNA repeatedly contacted the Department of Health and Human Services for comment but did not receive a response.
Employers who do not comply with the mandate face fines of $100 per employee per day. Large employers like the University of Notre Dame could face annual fines in the millions….
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I believe that the age of consent, for self sterilization and sex, in California is 15 years just like in Oregon. Enjoy Obama and his party of Death. ObamaCare will be repealed only is Romney wins.
It may turn into the night of the living dead as all these deranged sex defilement cases turn into zombies — no longer whited walls filled with dead men’s bones but rather goulish creeps with rotting appearances hanging on their dead skeletons.
Since Nortre Shame is no longer really Catholic, they will probably have no problem eventually surrendering to their Honorary Law Degree grantee, Obama.
Our Lady is weeping over Notre Shame! God help Rev. Jenkins and his cohorts.
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
All out war between the Government and the Church if this man gets 4 more years. Very serious stuff. Pray it will not be.
The media is now moving hillary into position for the ticket. Sebelius may have a shot at it also, if, that is, she continues her apparent hourly schedule of testosterone injections.
The United States is quickly becoming like Nazi Germany. Parents have lost their God given authority over their children, churches will no longer be able to preach the truth, and unwanted children are being aborted. Just as Nero sang and danced while Rome burned, so too the Catholic hierarchy is playing around with silly issues, while the Church around them is being destroyed. My Jesus mercy!
Thank you Fr. Karl.
Fr. my own opinion is that Our Lord’s mercy is near empty and I pray for His Wrath….and the final destruction of His enemies….I hope I live to see it
I know that many will read his comments and assume hatred out of them but what one lacks is to read a soul hurting from what serious sin’s have caused upon his childhood years…only God knows deep his heart and his faithfulness, charity would be to pray for him and let God do what God see fit in him not by how our imperfects selves misread!
They promised that nobody would be forced to pay for abortions. This is just how government operates. There is absolutely no justification in the founding documents for Obamacare. Chief Justice Roberts did a very evil thing changing his vote. But since the SCOTUS ruled it to be a tax, the law is void. Look at Section VII of the Constitution which states that all revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives. The Obamacare bill was written and passed in the Senate first. Declaring it a tax may be the “poison pill” needed to get rid of it.
Awesome. I wonder if Roberts had this figured.
This is ultimate goal of the secular left (yes Peter that means you and your crowd) the complete sexualization of our children
I closely observe behavior, both of dogs and other domesticated animals and of wild animals to some extent. Animals are not all about sex. Sex is regulated for times and places, and typically not very often. Why is it that we are being told now for at least decades that humans are all sex? Catholics are taught that we are all about God. So, if the rest of the world teaches that we are all about sex, then that implies that God is all about sex. This is not the case at all; therefore, those who teach that man is a 100% sexual being are teaching falsehood.
These people are pure evil plan and simple
Thank you Alliance Defending Freedom for the work you are doing. I’m
going to send you a donation for fighting the ACLU all over the USA.
Thank you Cal Catholc for the work you are doing. A donation to you too.All these groups that are on the front lines fighting for our rights,liberties, and freedoms in the courts-Thomas More Law,Liberty Counsel,ACLJ.etc, Thank you,Thank you,Thank you!!!!!!
Larry, here in California the Catholic Conference of Bishops worked tirelessly in partnership with the ACLU in Catholic churches to get the death penalty initiative on the California ballot. The ACLU is probably laughing up their collective sleeves about the dolts who helped them because the ACLU absolutely hates the Catholic Church and what it is stated to stand for.
I am glad you wrote “what it is stated for” because what it is stated for and what the Bureaucrats are actually doing are two different things!
Viva Cristo Rey! All but one of the Mexican Bishops fled rather than stand and fight.
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
The CA Bishops conference did not get the support of many Catholics becuase they wanted a complete ban the death penalty under every circumstance – 100% of the time.
The CA Bishop have some explaining to do because the ‘Catechism of the Catholic Church’ – states diferently – NOT 100% of the time.
CCC: ” 2267 Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.
If, however, non-lethal means are sufficient to defend and protect people’s safety from the aggressor, authority will limit itself to such means, as these are more in keeping with the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.
Today, in fact, as a consequence of the possibilities which the state has for effectively preventing crime, by rendering one who has committed an offense incapable of doing harm – without definitely taking away from him the possibility of redeeming himself – the cases in which the execution of the offender is an absolute necessity “are very rare, if not practically non-existent. ”
Prison guards and other prisoners must be protected from unjust aggressors as well. There are many murders and rapes within prison walls.
The Feds have all the stats.
Well, now we know how Germany came to be culpable in the killing of the Jews. There will be no more innocents.
Canisius – You need to get a better hobby.
Can there be anything more evil than to deprive a child the right to have a family later in life without his or her permission. Canisius in right. This is just pure evil plain and simple. They are trying to do everything they can to take away parental rights and destroy good families, quite often out of jealousy of anything that is decent, but he in the end God will not be mocked, and nature will turn on them as it already has in some places with rampant STD’s, AIDS, anal cancer, homosexual bowel syndrome and all the other horrors that come from fooling with nature and disobeying God’s laws. Those in the sewer just love to keep others down there, and are furious when they climb out. Do not listen to the decadent.Can you imagine the law suits and backlash when children treated like this become adults if this goes through? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
It will make the Nuremberg trial look like child’s play.
No peter, you need to convert to the True Faith!
May God have mercy on your compromised soul!
Kenneth M. Fisher
Whats wrong Peter, did you realize I was right and could not handle it…..
Peter as for hobbies, I hunt and fish and abuse liberals as much as possible……..
Do not make it an obsession, Canisius, or it will destroy you along with them. Hatred can eat a person up. Do what you do out of love for mankind, true charity, or as St. Paul said we become nothing. Realize that men like Governor Brown only hated his father policies and his father’s God, and will only destroy himself in the process if he does not repent, and it is eating him up, thus his seeking of overthrowing all parental authority is a bullet at his father’s heart and everything for which he stood. I am sure his father was not perfect, but he seemed to be a decent man. The Lord Jesus foretold such as this when he said, “Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth but a sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s enemies shall be they of his own household.” That is one reason I believe Brown is afraid of having children — yes afraid of having them. He knows what he did to his father, God will do to him. St. Paul also forewarned us that in latter times there would be those who hate their parents. We see that now in full force and what it leads to. Perhaps the bishops are taking all this into consideration, but many of them have problems of their own. Pray for them.
I do not hate, only ask that Bishops obey Code of Canon Law 915, and stop the scandals by those heretics and schismatics who publically call themselves Catholic.
Is it too much to ask – for the Bishops to do their job ?
“Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion. ”
Catholic heretics and Catholic schismatics – need to be called heretics or schismatics by the Church and by us – publically.
We have to do it often enough to be picked up by the secular media.
If Brown, Pelosi, Sebelius, Kerry, Carolyn Kennedy, and the ‘Nuns on the Bus’, etc., do not wish to adhere to the Faith – they should leave for another religion or start their own.
Their choice is to conform to the teachings of the Church or leave, but not infest it with their soul damaging rhetoric and bad example.
Again, we must ask all Bishops to do their job. Enough is enough.
“Can. 751 Heresy is the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.”
Catholic heretics and Catholic schismatics need to be excommunicated. To stop their public scandals, a written public statement from the appropriate Bishop has to accompany the excommunication.
I disagree Anne, liberals should attacked and confronted where ever and when ever they show their ugliness. Especially in our Churches, if I had any power at all their would be an immediate purging of liberal clerics through the Church and especially the seminaries and colleges..All dissidents groups would be banned and publications ceased…
Well, Canisius, if you mean that their policies should be attacked, and they not be allowed to teach their heresies, I agree with that, but it should be done to save others from being tainted by it and for the repentence of those in the wrong. Of course, not all will listen.
Why are people reading his comments as hatred? I just don’t get it.
Perhaps Governor Pat Brown was too strict with his son. I do not know, but what is evident is that his son went way overboard the other way. There seems to be no middle ground at all with this man..
It’s not free, we are forced to pay for them through out taxes.
The Culture of Death denies religious freedom to its opponents just as it denies life to its pre-born babies. America is no longer recognizable as America.
Talk is just talk. The leftists understand that when they get a mandate such as this in place, the majority will cave in fear of going out of business and facing the wrath of the state coming down on them.
Unfortunately only a few will martyr for the faith in standing up to the tyrannical state while the others like Notre Dame will sell out Jesus for the 30 pieces of silver.