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OCT
2013

Bishops’ Pro-Life Expert: Reg Would Force Parents to Pay For Daughters to Get Sterilization-Contraception-Abortifacient Counselling

CNSNews.com) –  If the Obamacare mandate on contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs is not changed, on Jan. 1, 2014 Americans will have to subsidize those services even if it violates their religious faith, said Richard Doerflinger, the associate director of Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

In addition, Doerflinger said all parents need to know that the Obamacare regulation also requires health insurance plans to cover “private counseling sessions with every woman and girl that is of child-bearing capacity”–typically starting at age 12–“about this full range of sterilization, contraceptives, and abortifacient drugs,” and if parents oppose that, they need to tell the doctor that it “violates their parental rights.”

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