August 2011 Newsletter

Posted By on September 10, 2011

Excerpt from Mike Fichter’s Column“So If I’m Willing, How Can I Stand By?“Indiana Right to Life: Lifeline Report, August 2010Although you might expect to hear a statement like this from a faithful pro-life supporter, you might be troubled to learn its real source; it’s from an abortionist who is radically committed to expanding access to abortion by mainstreaming it into the medical community via the offices of your local doctor. The abortionist quoted is forty year-old Rachael Phelps, just one of the abortion backers featured in a July 18, 2010, New York Times Magazine article titled “The New Abortion Providers.” 

Phelps’ comments provide deeper insight into the mind of someone who makes a living of killing with apparently no remorse. In  fact, Phelps has convinced herself she is serving the higher good, commenting in the same article that she views the act of abortion as an act of compassion, saying, “If I have the capability to help them (women seeking abortions), then I should do it.”  No wonder the phrase “now I’ve seen it all” is slowly vanishing from modern day vocabulary.

Reaping, A Sure RewardCitizenLink August/September 2011Thanks to conservative surges in many a state Legislature during the last election, this year has proven to be a bountiful harvest for pro-life and pro-family policies. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9.

Obama Administration Will Force Coverage of Birth Control, Abortion Drugsby Steve Ertelt,, 8/1/11The Obama administration has approved a recommendation from the Institute of Medicine suggesting that it force insurance companies to pay for birth control and drugs that can cause abortions under the Obamacare government-run health care program.

The IOM recommendation, opposed by pro-life groups, called the Obama administration to require insurance programs to include birth control- such as the morning after pill or the Ella drug that causes an abortion days after conception-in the section of drugs and services insurance plans must cover under “preventative care.” The companies will likely pass the added costs on to consumers, requiring them to pay for birth control and, in some instances, drug-induced abortions of unborn children in their earliest days.

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it accepted the IOM guidelines that “require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventative services” and those services include “FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling”- which include birth control drugs like Plan B and Ella that can cause abortions. The Health and Human Services Department commissioned the report from the Institute, which advises the federal government, and shut out pro-life groups in meetings leading up to the recommendations.  

Obama Birth Control Decision Labels Pregnancy a Diseaseby Kristen Hawkins,, 8/5/11By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has decided to re-define women’s health care yet again by mandating that by January 1, 2013, insurance providers give women a range of new “preventative services” free, no co-pay or deductible.  These “preventative services” will include birth control-all FDA-approved birth control, including proven abortion-causing drugs like Ella and Plan B.  That’s right- the Obama administration has just labeled pregnancy as a disease. 

According to a Consensus Report released by the IOM on July 19th, “The IOM defines preventative health services as measures-including medications, procedures, devises, tests, education and counseling- shown to improve well-being, and/or decrease the likelihood or delay the onset of a targeted disease or condition.” Under these conditions, insured women will have access to free birth control because pregnancy has been defined as a targeted disease.”…

Labeling…  birth control chemicals as “health care” is ridiculous. The pro-abortion ideology and agenda of the Obama administration has gone from invasive and costly to completely out of control.

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