Planned Parenthood and DHHS covering lies with lies: Surcharges from hell will be hidden until insurance coverage is purchased
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2012-03-21

Not all of Obamacare’s insurance exchanges will cover abortions, at least initially. But according to the voluminous regulations released by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on March 12, we the people will never be allowed to know whether the exchange we have joined will cover—and charge a surcharge for—abortions until we have already signed up.

Any and all abortions will be covered at any gestational age. Those who pay the mandatory surcharge will be paying Planned Parenthood and others to kill the children of people who participate in the exchange.

And contrary to some news reports, that surcharge may be a lot more than a dollar. The rules state that it will not be less than one dollar. It could be a great deal more, depending on the number of people participating in the exchange and the number of children killed. The exchanges will be extended to people making up to 400 percent of the poverty level ($92,000 for a family of four), providing coverage for all abortions.

The surcharge is a bookkeeping smokescreen invented to obfuscate the fact that the government will, indeed, pay for abortion on demand through its insurance exchanges, contrary to President Obama’s repeated claims that it would not. Because people seeking insurance will not be allowed to know whether a particular exchange includes abortion coverage until they have signed up, there will be no opportunity to choose one that does not. Once again, totalitarianism rears its ugly head.

Planned Parenthood, of course, is instrumental in writing and pushing Obamacare, since government-controlled insurance stands to produce the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that PP continually chases. That pot of gold consists once again of nuggets of hard-earned money stripped from the people by the federal government, but this time in more copious quantities than ever before imagined.

Evil never sleeps. We now find ourselves in a position of unthinkable loss of religious freedom and conscience rights, unless we wake up and defeat the evil that is wrapping its tentacles around our necks.

This Friday, March 23, thousands of Americans of all faiths will participate in rallies across the nation to oppose the stripping of religious freedom via Planned Parenthood-benefitting mandates. To find out more about the rallies and to see a list of locations, go to

Forward this information to everyone you know. We must not be lulled into thinking someone else will take action. It is up to each and every one of us to speak up as if our very lives depend on it.

Douglas Johnson and Susan Muskett have written an excellent commentary on the latest DHHS regulations that trample religious freedom. You can access it here.