President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) followed the recommendations of a medical panel that strongly suggested requiring health insurance providers to fully cover birth control, including the “morning-after” pill. HHS included very limited and specific conscience protection for religious organizations, but still sticks taxpayers with the bill for drugs intended to kill embryos (babies). In a press release, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, said, “Covering birth control without co-pays is one of the most important steps we can take to prevent unintended pregnancy and keep women and children healthy.” This quote demonstrates the way our culture often sees pregnancy as a preventable health condition (using medication, not abstinence) instead of a child being knit together in its mother’s womb. It is a sad reality that while a majority of Americans are pro-life, our government continues to devalue pre-born human life.

He’s with Them

By James Freeman,
from The Wall Street Journal,

The President helps liberate the Little Sisters of the Poor to exercise their faith.

President Trump is prone to crude language and gestures. His behavior can be inexplicable. He came to the job with no experience in government and it often shows. But he understands, unlike his increasingly radical political adversaries, that the federal government has no business forcing nuns to pay for pills that terminate pregnancies. And he’s not afraid to stand outside the media consensus.

{Today}, the Trump Administration formally reversed the Obama policy of demanding that the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious organizations provide contraceptive services—including the week-after pill—in violation of their beliefs.

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