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California orders churches to fund abortions

Fascists: In a sudden change to its health insurance regulations, leftwing California is now requiring churches to fund abortions.

California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion. At the insistence of the American Civil Liberties Union, the DMHC concluded that a 40-year-old state law requiring health plans to cover “basic health services” had been misinterpreted all these decades. Every plan in the state was immediately ordered, effective August 22, to cover elective abortion. California had not even applied this test to its own state employee health plans (which covered only “medically necessary” abortions). But this novel reading was nevertheless quietly imposed on every plan in the state by fiat.

… Several other California churches have received similar notices from their insurers, and others will follow. While California (like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS) exempts churches from its contraceptive mandate, there is no exception to this bureaucratic abortion mandate. This leaves California churches in the illogical and impossible position of being free to exclude contraceptives from their health plan for reasons of religious conscience but required to provide their employees with abortion coverage.

This is clear proof that the left’s long claim that it is the champion of freedom and religious liberty is quite hollow, and if any speech or religion happens to believe something different than the left, the left is going to aggressively move to deny it its freedom.

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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Cotour

    This is un Constitutional and must be resisted, reversed and / or stricken with extreme prejudice! Another example of this whole Obamacare pile of socialist / fascist un Constitutional crap.

    Obama, a most un American president, there really are consequences to elections.

  • Edward

    This is not an example of the federal government being fascist, it is an example of California’s fascist government expanding its tentacled stranglehold on its people. The California government has been working against the will of the people at least since Proposition 13, when they responded to the demand that waste be reduced not by reducing waste but by reducing services. This is especially true in the educational service market.

    Before Prop. 13, California was ranked in the upper 5 states in terms of education, now it is in the lowest 5 (ranked 49th, last I heard). Library hours, police and fire protection were reduced, and the state now confiscates property taxes from the counties and redistributes the funds as it sees fit, all as a reaction to Prop. 13.

    Oh, and the people here think that the state is well run, because it has claimed that it has finally balanced its budget, this year. Of course, the state raised taxes to balance the budget (and a new gas tax is on the way). But there are those in Detroit who think that city is also well run.

    The state determines which light bulbs and toilets we may buy, and it is banning plastic bags at stores and in a couple of months even paper bags may no longer be offered for free — bring your own.

    Water is being diverted from farmland to prevent bait-fish from dying in the California Aqueduct pumps (a problem that was never a problem for four or five decades but the fish seem to have suddenly discovered the pumps, apparently nets are beyond the government’s comprehension level).

    Oh, and did I mention that Cap and Trade is about to raise the cost of everything made in this state?

    The state over-regulates everything else, now it wants to regulate everyone’s beliefs, despite what the majority thinks (majority even in this navy-blue state).

    The federal government, on the other hand, has practically declared that we give up our religious rights when we buy into a business or go into business (family-owned businesses being almost the only exception), thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.

    Obamacare and healthcare in general is being used to violate virtually all of our rights (including the right to a tasty and filling meal at school), and the Supreme Court is failing to reinstate these natural rights. The SCOTUS has joined in on the tyranny that is the US government.

    But then again, when we donate to campaigns, these days, small groups will make sure that our bosses drum us out of our jobs, or will boycott our companies, or will sue to force us to comply or even to participate with their own, fascistic wishes, thus it is difficult to counter the fascism.

    I could go on and on, but I am getting angry on this topic (which can result in inappropriate post etiquette).

    It is up to us to protect our rights, because no one else will, even if we, ourselves, have to pull over law-breaking police officers (reference: ).

  • DK Williams

    The Rule of Law is not only being trampled by the Left, but being spit upon.

  • Kevin R.

    If self-government is the ability to govern your life on your own terms then the left denies us our self-governance at every level and destroys every institution built for its preservation.

    They are nothing less than a return to Absolutism and rule by decree.

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