We have received calls and emails from concerned pro-Lifers, asking about the state of things now that President Obama has signed legislation federalizing health care. Does this mean that we are going to start paying for abortions? What about the Executive Order he signed? Does that help or hurt?
The truth is, the situation is still pretty confusing. But we already know a few things.
Most of us really don't comprehend the scope of what Democrats have foisted upon us. The legislation is so massive, expensive and far-reaching that it will take many years to unfold. Building the huge new bureaucracies required by the law will take time.
In the short term, we're guessing that public funding of abortions will be slowed by the Executive Order, as well as the fact that the insurance exchanges created by ObamaCare will take time to become operational. The Abortion Lobby has time to plan its certain court challenge of the legality of Obama's Executive Order on tax funding of abortions; we already know from public statements by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards that they view the Executive Order as "symbolic".
On the other hand, the media and public have largely overlooked the huge funding subsidies contained in ObamaCare for expansion of "family planning services". We count at least $13 billion - yes, that is ‘b' for billion - that is very likely to make it way into Planned Parenthood's coffers in coming years. And that is very likely a low-ball number.
What's the money for?
A story this week out of Washington state paints a graphic picture of our future under ObamaCare.
The mother of a high school girl has gone public with her outrage over the fact that her 15 year old daughter received an abortion arranged by the health center located inside the school.
"[My daughter] took a pregnancy test at school, at the teen health center," said the mother, identified as Jill. "Nowhere in this paperwork does it mention abortion or facilitating abortion.
According to KOMO News in Seattle, Jill described how her daughter was given a pass, put in a taxi cab and sent off to abort her baby during school hours. No one in the family knew a thing about the situation until the girl broke down afterwards.
"They told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility," cried Jill.
The media went to school district officials seeking comment. The Seattle School District declined to accept any responsibility, saying it does not operate the health clinics in its schools.
Welcome to ObamaLand: Under his master plan, such clinics will now become common-place in America's schools. It is all part of his proposal to enhance "preventive" care. The beauty of the plan is that local school officials can, and will, hide behind federal mandates. The clinics will not report directly to school districts, but federal officials.
Planned Parenthood will be the likely vendor operating all or most of these clinics. Not only will they be raking in huge amounts of new federal monies - they will have direct access to our children. The consequences for our daughters in particular are just too awful for many people to long contemplate.