Oregon mandates no-cost abortions for all, and taxpayers will foot the bill

Many so-called conservatives gave their support to Paul Ryan’s version of the fake-repeal of Obamacare because it contained a provision to defund Planned Parenthood. Assuming Mitch McConnell’s version of fake-repeal also defunds Planned Parenthood—not a given—the baby butchers will lose their taxpayer funding; but only for one year.

Even if the invertebrate members of the GOP could muster the courage to permanently bring an end to taxpayer subsidized murdering of the unborn—yeah, like that’s gonna happen—it would still fail to bring an end to this holocaust. In addition, it would likely fail to end taxpayer involvement concerning abortion as we see in this little tidbit from the state of Oregon.

In a piece of legislation heading to the governor’s desk, the Oregon legislature has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to provide abortions at no cost to the patient, regardless of income, insurance type, citizenship status—that’s politispeak for illegal aliens—or gender identity.

Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a measure approved Wednesday by lawmakers.

Oregon already has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the U.S., leaving out otherwise common requirements for waiting periods or spending limits on taxpayer funds.

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Oregon’s legislation has been in the making for years but was introduced in early March largely in response to Republican congressional leaders’ earliest attempts to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, which includes minimum coverage requirements for birth control and other reproductive services.

The Democratic-controlled Oregon Senate approved the measure in a 17-13 vote along party lines. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

This law is bad enough on its own, but like just about everything coming from the liberal left, it creates a whole mess of unintended consequences. For example, if some form of Obamacare remains after Trump and the GOP pass the fake-repeal of Obamacare—a very likely scenario—people who have insurance will likely be receiving taxpayer-funded subsidies to pay their healthcare premiums. This means taxpayers will be directly financing abortions.

And what about those without Trumpcare? Oregon will pay for those abortions using Medicaid. While technically, the Medicaid funds will come from state sources, Oregon can use federal funds to finance the new law due to the fungibility factor of money.

For example, taxpayer money going to Planned Parenthood doesn’t directly pay for abortions—supposedly—but providing those funds make it possible for Planned Parenthood to take money out of a non-abortion account and spend it on abortions. Then the money they receive from the federal government is used to replenish the non-abortion account. In the same fashion, Oregon can take money out of Medicaid that isn’t earmarked for abortions and use it to pay for so-called “women’s health care.”

By the way, this law makes Oregon the most liberal baby-killing state in America.

In some states such as New York, abortions are cost-free if they’re deemed medically necessary. The Oregon bill is unique, however, in that patients would have access to the procedure for virtually any reason, at any time, including sex-selective and late-term abortions.

The only way we will end this holocaust is by guaranteeing the unborn their constitutionally protected right to life. Until that time, with or without the fake-repeal of Obamacare, abortion will continue thanks to the pathetic cowards serving in Congress—I use the word “serving” loosely—and the taxpayers will pay for it.

 

Don't Feed The RINOsDavid Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative, your source for opinion that’s politically-incorrect and always “right.” His articles can also be found on RedState.com.

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