Through Obamacare the USA is sterilising her children
Poor Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP Senate nominee in Missouri. In his rigorous, personal, no-exceptions belief about abortion, he said in a TV interview that ‘legitimate rape’ rarely causes pregnancy. And so the entire liberal-left establishment has besieged his little world, not to mention quite a few liberal-rightists, for (let us be frank) ‘legitimate rape’ is an absurd phrase to use, even when one is trying to highlight the thousands of times women lie about the circumstances surrounding a conception in order to procure a swift American abortion.
But it is strange that such a story should circumvent the globe with the predictable backlash against the GOP, when the Democrats are busy offering sterilisation to the giggling fans of Justin Bieber without parental consent.
In a policy which sounds as though it belongs in China, the state of Oregon is pursuing eugenically-inspired population reduction by providing free sterilisations to girls and boys as young as 15. And mum and dad don’t have a clue that they’re being permanently deprived of their grandchildren.
The ‘Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines’ set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services states: ‘Non-grandfathered plans and issuers are required to provide coverage without cost-sharing consistent with these guidelines in the first plan year that begins on or after August 1, 2012. All [FDA] approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.’
Under Oregon State Law, the state's revised statutes (ORS) defines ‘informed consent’ for 15-year-olds independently pursuing reproductive sterilisation as being ‘(a) Based upon a full understanding of the nature and consequences of sterilization pursuant to information requirements set forth in ORS 436.225(1); (b) Given by an individual competent to make such a decision; and (c) Wholly voluntary and free from coercion, express or implied’.
That's okay then. So, in the USA, you can’t obtain a driving licence until the age of 16; parental consent to marry is required under the age of 18; children also need parental consent to get a tattoo; and in some states you can’t buy a beer until you’re 21. But 15 is considered sufficiently mature to provide informed consent for one’s own permanent, irreversible sterilisation. It is incomprehensible that Democrats cannot see that this is likely to pressure the poorest and most vulnerable girls (for the boys are not likely to care) into a permanent insurance against the costs of pregnancy and child-rearing. And it is a decision they are taking years before they might meet their life-long partner, who is thereby deprived forever of progeny.
Oregon's consent form, specific for the sterilisations of 15 to 20-year-olds, reads: ‘I understand that the sterilization must be considered permanent and not reversible. I have decided that I do not want to become pregnant, bear children or father children.’ And that’s it: comprehension established. In the case that the patient does not speak or read English, an interpreter is permitted to assist the patient ‘to the best of (his) knowledge and belief’ in signing away the patient's reproductive capacity.
You’d better hope your interpreter understands the difference between translation, transliteration and dynamic equivalence. Or perhaps ‘to the best of (his) knowledge’ is the best one can hope for. This is Oregon we’re talking about, after all: the state which pioneered ‘physician assisted suicide’.
And scarcely a word about this development has been breathed beyond the fringes of the blogosphere. While the world’s media are focused on poor Todd Akin, America’s horny teenagers are being inculcated in the belief that irreversible family planning is a decision you can make out of the pits of hormonal depression and hysterical Justin Bieber obsession. It is an absolute Obamanation.