2013 Favs: The War on Girls: Sterilize Your Teen-Aged Daughter for Free (and without your consent)

2013 Favs: The War on Girls: Sterilize Your Teen-Aged Daughter for Free (and without your consent) December 30, 2013

I’ve been aware of this for several months. I’ve wanted to blog about it, but the Democrats and the Republicans have taken up sooooo much space with their shenanigans that I kept putting it back.

Today is the day.

Did you know that the “women’s health” advocates in our government are making sterilization available to teen-aged girls without parental consent?

I could rant about the obvious hypocrisy in this. I could also talk about the hundred-year history of eugenic sterilizations and manipulations of women’s bodies that continues into the present. In fact, I AM going to do both those things. For a starter, check out another of today’s posts here.

But for today, I think I’ll let the facts speak for themselves. This is an excerpt of a CNS article talking about the phenomena of government-sponsored sterilizations for teen-aged girls without parental consent. 

Oh, and one more tiny thing: This is one of the things that the HHS Mandate would force the Catholic Church and all Christian ministries to pay for. 

I’ll talk about this more in the future. Stay tuned. Here’s the article:

Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2012 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Minor children on their parents’ health care plans will have free coverage of sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs, under the controversial HHS mandate – and depending on the state, they can obtain access without parental consent.

Matt Bowman, senior counsel for the religious liberty legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, said the mandate “tramples parental rights” because it requires them to “pay for and sponsor coverage of abortifacients, sterilization, contraception and education in favor of the same for their own children.”

The Department of Health and Human Services ruled in January 2012 that most employers who have 50 or more employees must provide the coverage as “preventive care” for “all women with reproductive capacity.”

The mandate also requires the coverage for beneficiaries, including minors, on the affected health plans, Bowman told CNA Sept. 20. That means that a minor on her parents’ plan could be sterilized if she finds a doctor willing to perform the procedure.

“She can be sterilized at no cost,” Bowman stated. “Whether her parents will know and/or consent might differ by state. But the Guttmacher Institute and other abortion advocates explicitly advocated for this mandated coverage of minors so that access without parental involvement might be able to increase.”

The Guttmacher Institute, in a Sept. 1 briefing on state policies, said that an increase in minors’ access to reproductive health care over the last 30 years shows a broader recognition that “while parental involvement in minors’ health care decisions is desirable, many minors will not avail themselves of important services if they are forced to involve their parents.”

The institute, the former research arm of abortion provider Planned Parenthood, said that 26 states and the District of Columbia allow all minors 12 years and older to consent to contraceptive services. At least one state, Oregon, allows 15-year-olds to consent to sterilization. (Read more here.)

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4 responses to “2013 Favs: The War on Girls: Sterilize Your Teen-Aged Daughter for Free (and without your consent)”

  1. This is such sad, tragic news. On a positive note, here in Iowa, the Board of Medicine has just banned webcam abortions which allowed Planned Parenthood doctors to dispense RU-486 abortion-inducing pills to patients in remote offices over a computer monitor. I’m sure it is heading to court.

  2. I suggest there’s actually two distinct but related questions here:
    1) Under what circumstances should it be allowable for a minor to be sterilized?
    2) In cases where the procedure is allowed, under what circumstances should the procedure be covered by health insurance?

    From what I can tell from a quick poke at Google Scholar, there are heavy regulations on (1), which the ACA and HHS mandates appear to do nothing to change. Several states effectively require the minor get a court order which says it is in their best interest and that no other medically appropriate alternative is available. I am entirely fine with keeping such barriers for minors at such heights, and even increasing the number of states with such.

    That said, once past the hurdles for (1) and on to the territory of (2), I find it entirely appropriate that all such cases be covered as part of standard insurance, with whatever insurer having no voice in the medical decision. Conflating (2) with (1) seems duplicitous.

  3. Okay, someone already sterilized their kid for being “mildly retarded” (this was in the ’70s), and now they wish to have it where the girls don’t even have to have parental consent. Now, what if these were normal girls, the sort that that wouldn’t even think of sex and she had been sterilized come and find out that the procedure was permanent and now she can’t have children even when she’s ready? Yeah, these laws are unethical as it is and children are not some pets that you can take to the vet and fixed and laws like this dehumanizes them. Anywho, who the hell was pushing these laws in the first place?

    You must be kidding. Don’t you realize this is all part of the “Progressive” Movement? It climaxed/bottomed with Nazis mass murdering millions of Jews, Catholics, “worthless eaters,” enemies of the statists, et al. Don’t leave out Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Marxists et al. They’re all collectivists: National Socialists, Bolsheviks & today’s Social Democrats/Liberal Fascists.
    U.S. Controlling Collectivists – Der Fuehrer Zer0bama, Dingy Harry Reid, Die-In Feinstein, Putrid Pelosi, & HillBillary Clitnons – are no different. They’re admitted, proud “Progressives.” They’ve worn out “liberal,” a hijacked term which means really liberty & freedom, which they abhor, really. Likewise jihadists, who, also, are collectivists with the hive mentality (think Muslim “Matrix”).
    These retread “progs” disguised as pros, profs & probs proceed as if we Christians are too stupid, forgetful &/or distracted by the Dems’ scandal diarrhea, and trailer-trash TV, to understand & stop their regressive programs while we “cling to guns or religion.” Guilty as charged, the last part anyway. They can’t handle that Christianity is for everyone, but we’re not buying into their choice: THEIR WAY OR THE DIE WAY.
    Never give in. Never surrender. Never submit. Never say die!

    Please do US a favor; familiarize yourself with our foes:
    James A. Watkins
    “The Progressive Movement began late in the 19th Century. Its Central Tenets are Statism, Income Redistribution, Unionism, Government Management of the Economy, womb to tomb provision for its citizens, and a Libertine Social Policy. To accomplish these aims, The Progressive Movement believes in State Ownership of Businesses—instead of Entrepreneurial Free Enterprise; Central Planning by the Government of the supply of goods and services, including fixing prices of wages, and of goods and services—instead of Free Market Capitalism; That all Citizens should have equal wealth except for the Elite Rulers; And that Sovereignty does not belong to Individual Citizens—but that the People only exist for the benefit of the National State. Various large parts of this Ideology are identical to Socialism and Fascism, including the ideas that the use of courts, bureaucracies—even the police and military—should be used to accomplish goals that would never be approved by a Democracy or a Republic (such as The United States of America under its current Constitution).”

    “FATHER” OF THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT, H.G. WELLS, noted science fiction author … a devotee of Darwinism … part of his mission was to reassign human beings from the spiritual to the natural world. The best way to get to know the Father of the Progressive Movement is to read his own quotes:
    “The State that most resolutely picks over, educates, sterilizes or poisons its People of the Abyss will be most successful.” “Death would merely end the bitterness of their failure.” “It should be their lot to die out and disappear . . . since they are born of unrestrained lusts . . . and multiplying through sheer incontinence and stupidity.” “Idiots, drunkards, criminals, lunatics, invalids, and the diseased would spoil the world for others.” He believed we should prevent people below a certain intelligence and income from reproducing. At the least they should isolated for their failures on a island. “Remove the unfit so we have no need for jails or prisons.” Abolish democracy because the “common uneducated man is a violent fool in social and political affairs.” What was required was a “great central organization that would dictate what would be done here, there and everywhere … imposing its will upon a recalcitrant race.” He called his own political philosophy “Liberal Fascism.” Wells said of Joseph Stalin “I have never met a man more candid, fair and honest.” Wells was a big booster of eugenics, which is based solidly on Darwinism, of course—that unfortunately found its full flower in Nazi Germany with mass extermination.”

    God Bless You and Yours!
    Onward Christian Soldiers!