July 10, 2012
Even though “Obamatax” has been ruled Constitutional, the lawsuits are not over. There are still at least 23 pending, according to Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and a professor of constitutional law at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. While the recent Supreme Court decision dealt with the individual mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance, these other lawsuits challenge the law’s employer mandate, which punishes employers who do not provide health insurance to their employees. For more details, go here.
Beed, India, a city known for its sex trafficking, is now becoming infamous for the gruesome practice of disposing of aborted girl fetuses by feeding them to dogs in an attempt to hide their illegal sex-selection abortions. Lifenews.com reports that the Public Health Minister in that area has admitted that he had heard reports of the gory practice. The full story can be read here.
Meanwhile in China, forced abortions continue. Christian Newswire reports that a “more than seven months” female fetus was forcibly aborted just days ago. ChinaAid has reported on the “induced miscarriage” of a woman who was seven months pregnant with her second child. Local officials in Shangche township, Jianli county of Hubei province, claimed that her family could not pay the fine for becoming pregnant with more than one child and described the forced abortion. Report link here.
The practice of aborting girl babies is widespread in both India and China and most recently has spread even to the United States. A full report on this practice is stated in the upcoming RNC for Life Report. Please click here if you would like a complimentary copy of the Summer 2012 issue.
New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill for the fourth time which would have sent taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A PP abortuary in Perth Amboy, NJ was caught on videotape cooperating with a self-admitted (undercover) sex trafficker who was attempting to get abortions for the illegal underage girls he “employed.” A subsequent inspection of another PP clinic in the state capital revealed that the lives of many women and young girls were being endangered due to numerous health code violations. Read about Gov. Christie’s determined vetoes here.
Some 17 states — about 1/3 of the states — have not yet taken steps to change their laws to comply with ObamaCare, and another 19 have taken only “moderate” steps, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute. Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have made “significant progress” toward implementing reforms, states the report, while another 19 states have made “moderate progress.” Read more here.
While this report urges states to get on board or get left behind, several U.S. Senators and members of Congress have signed a letter to the nation’s governors, asking them NOT to enact Health Care Exchange legislation. By not having such laws in place, repealing ObamaCare will be easier, according to that letter. Republican governors already opposing the health care law are resisting making changes in their state laws now, such as Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal who says, “I think it makes more sense to do everything we can to elect Mitt Romney, to repeal ObamaCare.” Other GOP Governors who do not plan to implement the federal law’s provisions (many of which are not slated to take effect until 2014) include Govs. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Rick Perry of Texas and Rick Scott of Florida.
Action: Contact your state’s governor and legislators to determine if Health Care Exchanges have been enacted in your state. If not, urge them NOT to pass such legislation and instead encourage Congress to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with true insurance reform laws.