Health-care plans for Congress will pay for abortion, despite federal law
Catholic World News - October 01, 2013
The Obama administration has announced that the health-care programs provided for members of Congress and their staffs will subsidize abortion, in spite of a federal law that prohibits taxpayer-funded abortions.
The Office of Personnel Management ruled that health-care policies offered to Congress members and staff qualified as private plans, since individuals will choose their policies from private exchanges. The money used to pay for abortions will be taken from the individuals’ own premium payments rather than the federal government’s contributions to the plan, the administration said.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($18,431 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: jg23753479 -
Oct. 01, 2013 7:55 PM ET USA
Barack Obama skirting the law and in fact flirting with flouting it? I am shocked!
Posted by: Defender -
Oct. 01, 2013 12:49 PM ET USA
Since when has federal law, let alone the Constitution, ever bothered this administration? We know that conscience and morality doesn't either.