David Limbaugh

It's fitting that the pro-abortion crowd dominating the Obama executive branch is not about to adopt a "live and let live" attitude toward its opponents in litigation concerning the government's effort to force corporations to subsidize the killing of human beings.

The Affordable Care Act, an Orwellian title for a statute if there ever was one, requires employers to provide health care coverage for their employees that fully covers all forms of "contraception."

Let's stop right there. Do you get the idea that the pro-abortion left is trying to force its ideology down our throats as much as it's trying to coerce its policy agenda upon us? These liberals want to not just have their way -- to force every last objecting employer to subsidize a procedure it morally opposes -- but lord it over us, as well, in a punitive, bullying way. It's not enough that the employee has a right to use the drugs; the employer must be forced to pay for it. In your face, again.

The two corporations fighting the federal government in a case that is scheduled for oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday are Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. The owners of these companies do not object to providing their employees insurance covering most forms of birth control, but they have drawn the line at so-called emergency contraceptives, such as Plan B, ella and intrauterine devices.

But to call these drugs "contraceptives" is another Orwellian leap. A contraceptive is defined as a device to prevent conception or impregnation. It's clear from the roots of the word "contraceptive" that it means something "contra" (against) "conception" -- pregnancy.

This is not what these disputed "emergency contraceptives" do. The government doesn't even deny that the drugs prevent pregnancy (conception) by preventing human fertilized eggs or embryos from implanting in the mothers' wombs. So they are not contraceptives but post-conception drugs that kill the already fertilized egg.

If pro-abortionists are so sure of their moral position and the public's agreement with it, why do they habitually distort word meanings and reality to promote their cause? Why do they persist in calling those who favor the right to terminate life in the womb "pro-choice"? Their movement does everything it can to devalue life and to maximize abortions, both to feed the infernal abortion factories that profit off this procedure and to prevent any inroads into their practice for fear of a slippery slope.


David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert in law and politics and author of new book Crimes Against Liberty, the definitive chronicle of Barack Obama's devastating term in office so far.

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