What was most onerous about the Unaffordable Care Act (or ObamaCare) was that the bill forced everyone in the country who didn’t have health insurance, even if they CHOSE not to have health insurance, to buy it anyway…and at a greater cost than what would have been available to them under the old system.
Of course, there was the infamous attachment in the bill which also forced Christians (as well as others opposed to abortion for reasons of faith) to pay for other people’s choice to kill their unborn child. This was purely despicable and Hobby Lobby won a clear-cut victory in that case when it came to religious convictions. But the Catholic Church continued to battle the administration on this mandate.
Texas lawmakers have proudly put forward a bill that repairs a lot of what many Christians deem to be gargantuan flaws in insurance coverage. The new bill that was signed by the governor put into action a protection for taxpayers to not be forced to pay for “elective” abortions! Although they did the right thing, Leftist groups are still up in arms!
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed today a bill to restrict state funding for abortion insurance.
The new law will keep Texans from having to pay for elective abortions through their insurance plans.
“What we’re saying here is: If you want to buy this coverage, you can buy it,” Republican Rep. John Smithee said during the House debate. “This isn’t about who can get an abortion. It is about who is forced to pay for an abortion.”
“Texas must take steps to prohibit taxpayer and premium dollars from subsidizing abortions that are not medically necessary,” Republican Sen. Brandon Creighton said.
Gov. Abbott called a special legislative session to focus on the bill, along with another bill to require doctors and health clinics to report abortion complications to the state in greater detail. That second bill passed both state chambers on Friday.
“Just because abortion is legal does not mean that people who have significant moral concerns with the taking of innocent life — as they believe abortion does —- need to pay for it through their health insurance, said Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director in Texas who now runs And Then There Were None. “Abortion advocates automatically go to the far reaches of hysteria and assume the worst with this kind of legislation: that women won’t be able to get abortions when they want them. Women have access to abortion but those of us who believe it is the intentional ending of a human life shouldn’t have to pay for it.”
Testifying for the bill before the Texas Senate committee, state Right to Life director Elizabeth Graham reasoned that abortion is not healthcare.
“The definition of healthcare is to make a person well and to encourage health,” Graham explained. “The definition of a successful abortion is the complete death of the unborn child.”
At least in part because of pro-life laws, abortions have gone dramatically down in Texas, from more than 82,000 reported in 2006 to just over 54,000 in 2015.
Many previous pro-life laws in Texas were overruled by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 as having the effect of limiting abortion “access.”
With this new bill and the far-reaching implications, the hope is that other predominantly Right-wing state legislatures will follow suit. Currently, there are 31 out of 50 states with Republican governors, and all but four have clear Republican majorities.
What this translates to is a win for Americans. If the people wish this for their state and vote accordingly, there is no huge Democrat blockade in the way of getting back to the Judeo-Christian values that made this country great in the first place!
Source: Life Site