Ron Paul: It’s Time to Abort Obamacare

by Ron Paul

Many religious conservatives understandably are upset with the latest Obamacare mandate, which will require religious employers (including Catholic employers) to provide birth control to workers receiving healthcare benefits. This mandate includes certain birth control devices that are considered abortifacients, like IUDs and the “morning after” pill.

Of course Catholic teachings forbid the use of any sort of contraceptive devices, so this rule is anathema to the religious beliefs of Catholic employers. Religious freedom always has been considered sacrosanct in this country. However, our federal bureaucracy increasingly forces Americans to subsidize behaviors they find personally abhorrent, either through agency mandates or direct transfer payments funded by tax dollars.

Proponents of this mandate do not understand the gravity of forcing employers to subsidize activities that deeply conflict with their religious convictions. Proponents also do not understand that a refusal to subsidize those activities does not mean the employer is “denying access” to healthcare. If employers don’t provide free food to employees, do we accuse them of starving their workers?

In truth this mandate has nothing to do with healthcare, and everything to do with the abortion industry and a hatred for traditional religious values. Obamacare apologists cannot abide any religious philosophy that promotes large, two parent, nuclear, heterosexual families and frowns on divorce and abortion. Because the political class hates these values, it feels compelled to impose—by force of law—its preferred vision of society: single parents are noble; birth control should be encouraged at an early age; and abortion must be upheld as an absolute moral right.

So the political class simply tells the American people and American industry what values must prevail, and what costs much be borne to implement those values. This time, however, the political class has been shocked by the uproar to the new mandate that it did not anticipate or understand.

But Catholic hospitals face the existential choice of obeying their conscience and engaging in civil disobedience, or closing their doors because government claims the power to force them to violate the teachings of their faith. This terrible imposition has resonated with many Americans, and now the Obama administration finds itself having to defend the terrible cultural baggage of the anti-religious left.

Of course many Catholic leaders originally supported Obamacare because they naively believe against all evidence that benign angels in government will improve medical care for the poor. And many religious leaders support federal welfare programs generally without understanding that recipients of those dollars can use them for abortions, contraceptives, or any number of activities that conflict deeply with religious teachings. This is why private charity is so vitally important and morally superior to a government-run medical system.

The First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty is intended to ensure that Americans never have to put the demands of the federal government ahead of the their own conscience or religious beliefs. This new policy turns that guarantee on its head. The benefits or drawbacks of birth control are not the issue. The issue is whether government may force private employers and private citizens to violate their moral codes simply by operating their businesses or paying their taxes.

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=asubjectiveopinion asubjectiveopinion

    Why doesn’t Ron Paul believe in evolution, what kind of doctor denies scientific evidence?
    How did he try to sure his patients; with leeches and bile chanting?

    »crosslinked«

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MrSouthphillyitalian MrSouthphillyitalian

    obamacare sucks

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  • haha

    go on youtube lol, funny ron paul contribution. /watch?v=gVqzUbHD7To WARNING ! not work friendly

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  • Craig

    Seriously, do you REALLY want to trust the federal government to oversee your mecical care after the way they have messed every other program up?
    How about we return to the Constitution and hold the federal government accountable to abide by its precepts.

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  • gordy three horses

    ron paul, if he is the real deal, which i doubt, would be a statesman and not a politician

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003490122637 Thaddeus Kosciuszko

      “As it relates to American history, “statesman” represents an individual, who after being elected to office, holds firm to their oath to defend and uphold the US Constitution within their duty as an elected official.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statesman

      “which i doubt”

      You have misjudged.

      T Kosciuszko

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  • Amer Ican

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Chris.Baisey Chris .Baisey

    Ron Paul is my hero !!!!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Crazybayzy Crazybayzy

    Ron Paul is my hero !!!!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=NightmaRRecRReatorPWS NightmaRRecRReatorPWS

    The separation of church and state should be law to prevent this kind of calamity IMHO.

    Ron Paul 2012

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=TheWereCreaturesDen TheWereCreaturesDen

    The separation of church and state should be law to prevent this kind of calamity IMHO.

    Ron Paul 2012

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=DubstepsMyDrug DubstepsMyDrug

    i love ron paul, but because i have some liberal im not on board with this in some ways.. sorry.

    still, there is no perfect candidate, so ron paul 2012!!!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=AdamGomez87 AdamGomez87

    Sounds like you need to be educated of them because the only thing you’re good at for showing is slandering. There’s no winning or losing in this type of debate unless the other admits they won. Anyways, sure go ahead and puff your chest and say that you’ve won. Only thing you’ve won is how firm you are on your bigotry and your talent of always finding a way to throw slander in each one of your posts.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Adam12088 Adam12088

    His teachings have made you an ignorant, passive-aggressive drone, and you’re only more the fool to continue to ignore logic. Provide a counterargument or I’ve won.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=AdamGomez87 AdamGomez87

    I think what I say is more appropriate compared to the trash of slanders you’re saying with once again trying to find a way to give name callings to my religion. His teachings have made me a better person and has made you bitter bigot because of how you react.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Adam12088 Adam12088

    You just insulted me with an Ad Hominem attack. You should learn some manners, as well. I guess this makes us even, now provide a counterargument or accept defeat. By failing to provide one, you prove that you cannot refute my logic, and by attempting to refute my logic with your desert-age fairytale book’s teachings, you are only delaying the inevitable, aforementioned defeat. Give it up, and turn away from Christ. His teachings have made you remarkably ignorant.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=AdamGomez87 AdamGomez87

    I guess you were too stupid to hear me, learn some manners. You can add as much puffery as you like with your sentence but I’m able to break down the crap you type with two descriptions.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Adam12088 Adam12088

    No counterargument? I sense a defeated puppet. How delightful.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=AdamGomez87 AdamGomez87

    vulgar language vulgar language, slander slander, you should learn some netiquette boy.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Adam12088 Adam12088

    >>>(Continued) I talk of your obvious virginity because you’re blatantly repulsive and mindless, it seems that nary an intellectual thought or instinctual moment of wonder or curiosity of the unknown has ever been so fortunate to graze your severely limited brain, and I feel sorry for your inability to understand simple indoctrination patterns and human fear, such as Pascal’s wager, which is part of the most FUNDAMENTAL aspect of maintaining a BULLSHIT RELIGION.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=bulldog10mm bulldog10mm

    Fuck Obamacare! Go Ron!

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