Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest reacting to the Life Issue as discussed in the October 16th Presidential Debate.
From Dr. Yoest:
“The President said during the debate that he was concerned about people being denied their choice for contraception, but in fact, through Obamacare, all Americans are forced to participate in subsidizing life-ending drugs and devices mislabeled as contraception, using the force of law to push people to embrace his choice. Numerous lawsuits have been filed since the passage of Obamacare because of the pending violations of Americans’ First Amendment Rights of Conscience — their rights to act as their consciences dictate and to be free from the force of government officials. Americans should not be forced to bear the costs of life-ending drugs in healthcare or to put aside their beliefs to fund the abortion industry.
“Few know that the nation’s largest abortion provider, the highly profitable Planned Parenthood receives more than $1 million in taxpayer subsidies a day. And a misunderstanding of the abortion-centric Planned Parenthood means that few understand that Planned Parenthood does not provide comprehensive medical care for women. For example, Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms — they only take a cut, like a middle man, for referring women for the life-saving test.
“Defunding the abortion-industry is a bi-partisan savings. We learned during the healthcare debate, that 7 in 10 Americans — self-identified as pro-life and pro-choice — do not want to see their tax dollars going to subsidize abortion. Cutting the money going to Planned Parenthood is a savings most can agree on.
“As Obamacare is the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade, repealing that massive program is an absolute priority as abortion-related policies are intertwined throughout the entire law. To learn more about life-affirming healthcare, go to www.realhealthcarerespectslife.com“