Thursday, February 5, 2015

Abortion and the Obamacare Exchanges

Still Not What the Doctor Ordered

by Chuck Donovan

Editor's note: This piece was coauthored by Arina Grossu, director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council.

Americans seeking health care coverage on the Obamacare exchange system have two weeks left in the 2015 open enrollment season. For individuals and families seeking to avoid purchasing coverage of elective abortion, the process has been – and continues to be – tricky.

Indeed, none of the troubles besetting the Affordable Care Act has been more emblematic than its massive imposition on consumer conscience. As the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) and Family Research Council (FRC) research teams have confirmed, it is nearly impossible for pro-life consumers to identify and access health care plans that do not trespass upon deeply held beliefs about the value of all human life.

The groups’ joint project, , sheds light on elective abortion coverage in the 2015 Obamacare plans and allows consumers to make a more informed choice.

Just how bad is the problem to begin with? Last fall the Government Accountability Office (GAO), responding to requests from the House Republican leadership when the Obama Administration continued to stonewall, completed its review of the exchanges and their transparency on abortion. What GAO found was not pretty.

Read my op-ed at Townhall here.

Charles A. "Chuck" Donovan is the President of the Susan B. Anthony List Education Fund. He served as Legislative Director of the National Right to Life Committee more than three decades ago, worked as a writer for President Reagan, helped to lead the Family Research Council for nearly two decades and most recently has been Senior Research Fellow in Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.

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