This past weekend we all celebrated Independence Day and this year it held a much deeper meaning than before. However, while conservatives were taking the time to celebrate our freedom from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, liberals were doing their best to stick it to American taxpayers again.
Leave it to liberals to find a way to ruin Independence Day by pushing through legislation that will cost Americans millions. I am sure if you asked a liberal if they saw the irony in this they would be at a loss for words. But, I digress.
Over this past weekend, the liberals in Oregon decided to pass a bill that would grant all women, girls, and illegal immigrants access to free abortions. Seriously, who in their right mind is ok with their tax dollars going to the murder of the unborn? Liberals, that’s who.
At any rate, the bill was passed in the Oregon House where the Democrats also took the time to condemn President Trump and his pro-life stance.
“While the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans in D.C. continue their efforts to slash access to women’s health, Democrats in the Oregon House today stood up to preserve and expand comprehensive reproductive health care to all Oregonians,” the lawmakers said, adding:
House Bill 3391, the Reproductive Health Equity Act, ensures that all Oregonians receive the full range of preventative reproductive health services they need at zero out-of-pocket cost – regardless of their income, citizenship status, gender identity, or type of insurance.
The bill passed, 33-23, with no Republican votes and one Democrat joining Republicans, and now heads to the state Senate.
In celebrating the passage of the bill, Oregon Democrats rebuked Republican-led state legislatures:
Republican-led legislatures in other states have been cutting reproductive care through draconian budget cuts and legislation making it harder for women to access critical services. Republican politicians in Washington D.C. are attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would cause Oregonians to lose no-cost preventative reproductive health care and essential benefits. With HB 3391, Oregon will be moving boldly in the opposite direction, protecting and expanding access.
Somehow these moonbat liberals believe that abortions are a right that needs to be covered by taxpayer dollars. Which is was reiterated by Representative Julie Fahey in a press conference, “I believe that affordable access to reproductive health care shouldn’t depend on who you are, where you live, or how much you earn, healthcare is a basic human right.”
The bill that was passed will cost the Oregon taxpayer $10 million dollars and would force all insurance companies to cover these abortions. But, it just gets worse folks. The bill mandates that the insurance companies cannot deny any reproductive claims at all. The insurance companies must cover all services such as contraception and vasectomies, to anyone in the state, regardless of income, insurance plan, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Welcome to the brave new world.
According to Breitbart:
The bill earmarks some $500,000 for the Oregon Health Plan – the state’s Medicaid plan – for the approximately 22,873 illegal women immigrants, the Washington Times reports.
The measure also states it:
[P]rohibits interference by public body in consenting individual’s choice to terminate pregnancy. Prohibits public body’s interference with health care provider terminating or assisting in termination of pregnancy of health care provider’s patient, if health care provider is acting within scope of provider’s license.
Republicans attempted to block the measure with a failed motion to return it to committee. Democrats have the majority in both the state House and Senate and Gov. Kate Brown is also a Democrat.
Republican state Rep. Jodi Hack described the vote Saturday as “the saddest day I have experienced in the Oregon Legislature,” according to the Times.
“This highly contentious bill isn’t about healthcare or about people, it is a political gift card to Planned Parenthood,” said Jonathan Lockwood, communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus.
“Oregon has arguably the most liberal abortion laws in the country,” asserted GOP state Rep. Sherrie Sprenger. “I am disappointed that our effort to add some common sense to our laws was rejected today.”
The bill does have exemptions for churches and religious nonprofit groups, however, state House Republicans see that this exemption as far too narrow.
The bill’s extremely narrow religious exemption language would apply almost exclusively to churches and religious nonprofits, meaning thousands of employers with deeply held religious beliefs could be forced to violate their consciences by having few other options but to purchase health insurance plans that include abortion.
And, because of this, there is a silver lining in this abomination of legislation.
This bill could be in direct violation of The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that a company cannot be forced to provide contraceptive care that goes against their religious beliefs.
Which is exactly what this bill would intend to do. No person should have to pay for abortions, birth control, or vasectomies regardless if it is a company or not. Individuals should be able to have the option to opt out of this sort of bill based on their religious or philosophical reasons.
The arrogance of these lawmakers to pass a bill that violates thousands of people’s religious views is disgusting. Abortion is hardly healthcare and should not be at all covered by taxpayers or insurance companies. This bill needs to be challenged in order to overturn it before it can be made into law.
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H/T [ Breitbart ]
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