The following comes from an October 9 story on LifeSiteNews.com.
President Barack Obama told an audience of campaign supporters at George Mason University last Friday that free contraceptives for college students was the reason “why we passed” his healthcare reform law.
Citing the ‘preventive services’ mandate that requires healthcare plans to provide sterilization, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to women free of charge, Obama said, “I don’t think a college student in Fairfax or Charlottesville should have to choose between text books or the preventive care that she needs. That’s why we passed this law. And I am proud of it. It was the right thing to do. And we are going to keep it.
Obama stressed the role of contraception in balancing the ObamaCare budget, saying, “It’s good for our health care system in general because we know the overall cost of care is lower when women have access to contraceptive services.”
According to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose office issued the birth control mandate, the expected reduction in the number of pregnancies will compensate for the increased cost to insurance companies for the free contraception….
Obama attacked his opponent in the U.S. Presidential race, Mitt Romney, for supporting the Catholic Church and other conscientious objectors to the preventive services mandate, who argue that it violates their freedom of religion to force faithful employers to pay for procedures they believe are intrinsically immoral….
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Units of production and people: They should have a college course on this.
Is Obama saying that Obamacare is sexist? Obviously us guys won’t be able to take advantage of “contraceptives”! Or maybe JLS will come up with a way the men will benefit.
Cole, I’m drawing a blank on this one … happens sometimes.
Cole you are funny, glad JLS went along with it too.
But you do bring up an excellent argument! Maybe it includes free condoms, free sex change operations, etc I’m sure the pimps appreciate the free abortions too. you know how those liberals are…yea it’s disgusting but not far from the truth right?
College women don’t need contraception. They need real protection. 1 in 5 women attending college will be raped before they graduate. 90% of these women will know their attacker. Only 5-10% of these rapes will be reported. Most will occur in the first few weeks of their freshman or sophmore year. Now, a man comes onto a college campus and acts like he is doing WOMEN a favor by getting them contraceptives. Really?
Father Karl is right. Fool me once, shame on YOU! Fool me twice, shame on ME!
One reader out of every five readers of this website will be duped by duplicitous posters.
Catherine, I hope you can find peace some day. I am not what you imagine me to be.
Come forward all of you faithful butterflies into my web of strategic confusion for “I am not what you imagine me to be.”
k studies show that most young college age woman who get raped are usually in a situation that was risky, like getting drunk at parties etc etc….not that it makes it OK, rape is never OK but a woman needs to understand how to avoid those high risk situations. BUT RAPE IS never a good reason to have an abortion, we need more resources to help these woman choose life and hopefully adoption if that what they choose…
k your last post was confusing? why did you bring up rape? are you trying to say it is then that abortion is OK or what where you trying to convey?
There is a famous maxim “: Fool me once, shame on YOU! Fool me twice, shame on ME! ” Obama won the elections in 2008 because of the Catholic vote; if he wins again, it shows that the vast majority of Catholics are Catholic in name only! The American hierarchy has much to answer for in the eyes of Almighty God because of their silence and their approval of Obama.
Is it just me, or do others not also feel that even to respond to this mind-numbingly stupid, simplistic and utterly illogical speech is not even worthy of rebuttal? This guy passes a 5000 page (so-called)health care bill that changes every aspect of our entire society and affects the beliefs and morals of millions of Americans so college students can screw one another into next week and get free abortions, endless birth control and sterilization is absolutely staggering! This guy shouldn’t even be allowed to vote, let alone hold a political office. He doesn’t even make sense. He has seriously broken with reality and this country isn’t safe anymore. Mother, pray for us.
I would say that prayer, and then I would say since the country is not safe at all with this guy in office: work your tail off to get him OUT!
As a result of my attendance at the annual Catholic Media Coalition meeting in Albuquerque, the the Holy Innocents Chapel there will have an ALL Night Vigil from the eve of the election until the next day when the polls close, and we are having one at Our Lady Help of Christians in Garden Grove, CA.
Many miracles that resulted in the defeat of overwhelimingly superior forces have come about because of Eucharistic Adoration.
PLEASE, PLEASE encourage such Adoration in your local areas.
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Dana you are correct. Obama is a lawyer, he thinks like many of them do. You know what, have you noticed that college age students drink a lot of Star Bucks? If they can buy star bucks why is Obama forcing the American people pay for their fornication!
You are right on! This is what happens when we lose common decency and good common sense. I pray for the conversion of all sinners…to have the fear of the Lord back into their consciences.
Pregnancy is not a disease like the flu that needs to be prevented. Our Lady of Guadelupe pray for us.
We should treat Obama like the disease HE is, and get him out!
Life Lady I agree
But pregnancy can be prevented, just don’t have sex especially outside of marriage!
Why don’t you send this article to jolly Cardinal Dolan, so he can reflect upon it when he sits down to laugh and joke with Obama at the Al Smith Dinner in two days.
I wonder how many diocesan investment programs have some investments in contraceptive manufacturing industries.
Rommney will also be there, so it shouldn’t be too much of a fun night!
Rise up, my fellow American voters, and dethrone this would-be king! He whom some thought the savior of our nation in fact supports the slaying of babies still in their mothers’ wombs and gives tacit approval to the circumvention of the will of God in sending us children.
Doesn’t anyone realize that what Obama is doing is promoting out and out promiscuity by college students, by saying they are entitled to contraceptives?…….it follows then that we maybe we should ask, “just how many of college students are married”? You are not in college to learn but young women you are in college to spread yourself around! He says, “I don’t think a college student in Fairfax or Charlottesville should have to choose between text books or the preventive care that she needs. That’s why we passed this law. And I am proud of it. It was the right thing to do. And we are going to keep it.
Here in California I think you can be 14 and Obamacare will give you surgical sterilization without need of asking permission from your parents the taxpayers.
Obama and the Democrat Party are the culture of Death. Death panels and all.
Sexual activity outside of marriage (between one man and one woman) is always a MORTAL Sin.
Women take back control of your bodies.
Read the warning labels on contraceptives.
Married women – it won’t hurt anyone to use Natural Family Plannning – for one week each month.
If people want to kill their own babies and use potentially harmful contraceptive drugs – – – do not make the rest of us pay for their MORTAL sins with our tax dollars.
Send Obama a message. Throw him out of office – VOTE – mark your calendar for Tuesday, NOV 6.
PETE I AGREE! Reading about the innocent years, way before I was born, they toughed it out, most of them were decent women, if they got pregnant, abortion was not even an option, they didn’t even think of such thing, even in most cases, if they were raped, they still had their children or most likely were given up for adoption. Only a few did try to self abort but with usually a tragic ending.
Because Abortion is legal, now a lot of young women, instead of protecting their unborn many get tempted due to their sinful choices, and that is why abortion seems like the only solution. We need to help change those views.
It’s not free contraceptives! There is no such thing as a free lunch! The contraceptives cost the tax payers money and it costs lives too…the unborn are being slaughtered daily!