Government gone wild

Kristan Hawkins
By now, I'm sure you've heard that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has decided to re-define women's health care yet again by mandating that by January 1, 2013, insurance providers give women a range of new "preventative services" free, no co-pay or deductible.

These "preventative services" will include birth control - all FDA-approved birth control, including proven abortion-causing drugs like ella and Plan B.

That's right; the Obama administration has just labeled pregnancy as a disease.

According to a Consensus Report released by the IOM on July 19, "The IOM defines preventative health services as measures -- including medications, procedures, devices, tests, education and counseling -- shown to improve well-being, and/or decrease the likelihood or delay the onset of a targeted disease or condition." Under these conditions, insured women will have access to free birth control because pregnancy has been redefined as a "targeted disease."

Am I the only one who thinks government-mandated health care telling me that my children are "targeted diseases" is utterly revolting?

Further, I find it alarming that the U.S. government will now mandate employers like me, all except churches, to pay for and cover abortion and cancer-causing drugs like the birth control pill.

Why is it that the President Obama and Secretary Sebelius want women to have free access to abortion and cancer-causing birth control to fight the "disease" of pregnancy, yet medication that literally keeps my 2 1/2 year old son Gunner, who has cystic fibrosis, from dying costs my husband and me hundreds every month?

Labeling harmful birth control chemicals as "health care" is ridiculous. The pro-abortion ideology and agenda of the Obama administration has gone from invasive and costly to completely out of control.

By now, I'm sure you've heard that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has decided to re-define women's health care yet again by mandating that by January 1, 2013, insurance providers give women a range of new "preventative services" free, no co-pay or deductible.

These "preventative services" will include birth control - all FDA-approved birth control, including proven abortion-causing drugs like ella and Plan B.

That's right; the Obama administration has just labeled pregnancy as a disease.

According to a Consensus Report released by the IOM on July 19, "The IOM defines preventative health services as measures -- including medications, procedures, devices, tests, education and counseling -- shown to improve well-being, and/or decrease the likelihood or delay the onset of a targeted disease or condition." Under these conditions, insured women will have access to free birth control because pregnancy has been redefined as a "targeted disease."

Am I the only one who thinks government-mandated health care telling me that my children are "targeted diseases" is utterly revolting?

Further, I find it alarming that the U.S. government will now mandate employers like me, all except churches, to pay for and cover abortion and cancer-causing drugs like the birth control pill.

Why is it that the President Obama and Secretary Sebelius want women to have free access to abortion and cancer-causing birth control to fight the "disease" of pregnancy, yet medication that literally keeps my 2 1/2 year old son Gunner, who has cystic fibrosis, from dying costs my husband and me hundreds every month?

Labeling harmful birth control chemicals as "health care" is ridiculous. The pro-abortion ideology and agenda of the Obama administration has gone from invasive and costly to completely out of control.