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February 21, 2012

Promised Objectivity, Americans Receive Planned Parenthood Ideology

From The Truth & Charity Forum

The committee held three “open information-gathering sessions” to receive expert testimony regarding the preventive services that should be mandated and funded. However, nearly all the invited speakers were known advocates of contraception and abortion on demand. In a press release, Michael O’Dea notes:

At both meetings, the invited speakers represented organizations which advocate coverage of contraception, without cost sharing of expenses. Those organizations include the Guttmacher Institute, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Planned Parenthood, The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Society for Family Planning.

Furthermore, there was not one representative from the Catholic health care system, despite the fact that, taken together, it constitutes the single largest provider of health care in our country. Representatives of the pro-life and pro-family organizations (who were forced to seek for themselves permission to speak) were relegated to the brief public comments portion at the end of the day. This relegation is not insignificant, for though the use of contraception by American women during child-bearing years is nearly universal, support for publicly funded contraception is not. As indicated by a recent Rasmussen poll, 46% of Americans do not support the committee’s recommendation, while only only 39% of Americans believe that contraception should be covered free of charge. This diversity in viewpoints should have been reflected both in the makeup of the committee and of the speakers invited to testify at the hearings. Instead, there was a built-in bias in support of the provision of contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.


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Not a surprise.

[1] Posted by Nellie on 2-21-2012 at 02:41 PM · [top]

In what way is contraception to be considered “health care?”

[2] Posted by Jeffersonian on 2-21-2012 at 09:34 PM · [top]

In what way is contraception to be considered “health care?”

Only because when Roe vs Wade was first being debated, the supporters trotted out every extreme example they could think of. Usually, women who had been raped, women (especially teenagers) who had died through botched abortions, etc. This was back in the days when we were told that abortions would only be preformed to save the life of the mother, or in instances of rape or incest.

Now, not so much….

[3] Posted by The Little Myrmidon on 2-23-2012 at 09:41 AM · [top]

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