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This is from Family Research Council:
Guilty As (Sur)charged...
Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan government agency, released a report confirming what FRC's said repeatedly about ObamaCare: It subsidizes abortion. The exchange plans lack transparency, do not comply with the law on the abortion surcharge, and fund elective abortion with taxpayer funds. The report outlines state-by-state abortion coverage in healthcare plans sold on ObamaCare state exchanges, revealing that over 1,000 plans nationwide cover elective abortion. In fact, in eight 8 states, 95-100 percent of the plans cover abortion-on-demand.
In New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Hawaii every plan includes elective abortion. Further, every plan that includes elective abortion coverage contains an abortion surcharge, which costs at a minimum of $12 per enrollee annually (everyone enrolled in such a plan is required by law to be billed separately from the overall healthcare premium).
The GAO study reveals, however, that insurers are not billing the surcharge separately and in some instances not even itemizing the cost of the abortion coverage in the overall premium. The accounting gimmick was used by supporters of ObamaCare to claim federal funds are kept separate from abortion. More specifically, GAO found that none of the 18 issuers called had billed the abortion surcharge separately. This single transfer of funds is in direct violation of ObamaCare's requirements that insurance companies "collect from each enrollee in the plan (without regard to the enrollee's age, sex, or family status) a separate payment" (ACA 1303(a)(2)(B)).
Over the past few months, FRC has been actively researching abortion coverage in the ObamaCare state exchanges. FRC has found that information regarding abortion coverage is not transparent due to ObamaCare's secrecy clause and not uniformly available to customers. In many cases the information is not provided about abortion coverage until after the plan is purchased.
Because of this lack of transparency, Americans are being forced to play a game of moral Russian roulette when they select a health care plan. The GAO's report reaffirms that the Senate needs to act and pass H.R. 7/S. 946, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014," sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) in order to protect taxpayers and offer real transparency.
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"It's a Matter of Life"...by Denver Sallee
In the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, 32.5% of all soldiers died. Over three days, 51,112 men lost their lives.. Today in America, when a marker is present indicating the possibility of Down Syndrome, 92% of these preborn babies are killed in a manner more brutal than the deaths at Gettysburg. In our supposedly "civilized culture" it is more dangerous for those with the possibility of being born with an extra chromosome than to have fought at Gettysburg. These children chosen by God to ignite the kindness that lies dormant in people's souls and to plant the seeds of empathy in our hearts never get a chance to make us better people for having known them.
Our Town and All Around books are in for $28 a piece. They are good until 12-1-15, so get yours now by calling the office for pick up. A sellers list will be forthcoming! Stay tuned!
This in from Cleveland Prays for Life
IMPORTANT WEBSITE INFORMATION
The 40 DFL National Team has opened the NEW WEBSITE and VIGIL CALENDAR for supporters to utilize. PLEASE NOTE: This is a brand new system with a fresh slate so ALL SUPPORTERS must register in the new website system. Any passwords associated with the old 40 DFL website and vigil calendar do not work with the new site. All supporters must set up accounts in the new system. Once you have created an account you will not have to do so again, and you will be able to enter into the vigil calendar for the site location you have chosen; Cleveland-Preterm or Bedford Heights-Planned Parenthood or Painesville-Family Planning.
The 40 DFL National Team has created a tutorial document to print-out for your use when you REGISTER in the new website system. Click on the following address to obtain the document: http://40daysforlife.com/media/volunteers.pdf .
You will be able to REGISTER and set up your account in just a few minutes. You begin by going to http://40daysforlife.com/ , follow the instructions in the document you've printed out to guide you, and REGISTER in the new website and vigil calendar for the site location you have chosen: Cleveland - Bedford Heights - Painesville.
Do not hesitate to call me at 216-245-9744or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For those who plan on participating at Family Planning Association in Painesville, please contact Renee Freedman at 440-520-3493 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
To receive updates on our local Cleveland/Painesville 40 Days For Life campaigns, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the email list! Any stories and/or photos you may have of our Painesville vigil may be sent to this email address as well!
I Have Called You By Name
a private healing weekend for women suffering after abortion
Loyola Retreat House October 17-19th
Facilitated by The Community of Jesus, The Living Mercy
For retreat applications call 800-482-4100
Or email BethesdaHouse@aol.com