Obama administration orders all hospitals to perform abortions and sex changes

Barack Obama speaking to Planned Parenthood
Barack Obama speaking to Planned Parenthood

This is up at The Pulse.


Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new rule in relation to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which will require all hospitals to perform abortions and sex change operations under the auspice of Title IX protections, or lose their federal funding, which includes Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.

The rule did not include an exemption for religious freedom, although HHS does admit that “existing protections for religious freedom and conscience” may still apply — an ironic admission given the administration’s unwillingness to compromise with the Little Sisters of the Poor.

[…]What are the real world consequences of this?

Well, to start, a substantial portion of hospital revenue comes from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. A hospital simply can’t function without this funding. It’s not possible. So by potentially forcing religious hospitals to perform abortions and sex change operations against their beliefs, which most will not do, the HHS hospital mandate could effectively shut them all down.

Sixty-two percent of all hospitals in the U.S. are non-profit hospitals, and the vast majority of those have religious affiliations. A mass exodus of religious hospitals would completely shake the health care system, destroy communities, ruin livelihoods, and put thousands of lives at risk.

Right now, we live in a time where health care is under the control of the federal government. Many, many people of faith voted for a secular government to be in control of health care. They thought that it would be more “fair” than letting people control health care at the state or local level. Now they are finding out what happens when you let a big secular government take over huge parts of the economy. There are people of faith working in hospitals. If only their employer forced them to do a sex change or an abortion, they could move to another employer, perhaps in another state. But when you put the control up at the federal level, there is nowhere to run. You have to comply, or lose your job. And no matter how tough a Christian talks, no one can survive without food to eat and water to drink. We have to earn a living, and this President is making it impossible to work and be an authentic Christian at the same time.

Are we ready for pastors to talk about serious matters in church, now? Or is it still going to be the singing, the feelings, the piety? Maybe spiritual leadership needs to be expanded to include practical issues.

4 thoughts on “Obama administration orders all hospitals to perform abortions and sex changes”

  1. Sick man. Same person who a few years ago said older Americans should consider ending their life and stop spending medicare dollars to extend their life when they are close to their final years of living.

  2. Let’s just call it like it is, WK; the reason the Church is silent is because many pastors, perhaps most, are as unsaved as I was when I was an atheist. It is a lack of courage, yes, but also of authentic faith. I meet these “pastors” on the sidewalk frequently – making excuses FOR abortion.

    My wife works at one of the hospitals that will be affected, if this stands. To the pastors: abortion is a sin, and so is your silence.

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” – Jesus (Matthew 25:45-46)

  3. Where is this “rule” in the legislation that established AHCA? Write your congresspeople and let them know THEIR job is on the line. This is not an administrative/execution matter; the Executive branch is legislating here. Send a donation to ACLJ and ask Jay Sekulow and his team to take this one on. This needs crowdsource funding!

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