New HHS Warning: Insurers Must Provide 18 Forms of Contraception, Including Abortifacients

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: May 12, 2015 9:30 AM
New HHS Warning: Insurers Must Provide 18 Forms of Contraception, Including Abortifacients

Abortion-inducing drugs, free of charge.

The Department of Health and Human Services Agency has just announced its stricter rules that insurers must offer 18 free forms of contraception after a report suggested some health plans were charging employees copays for these services, or not offering them at all.

“Today’s guidance seeks to eliminate any ambiguity,” HHS said. “Insurers must cover without cost-sharing at least one form of contraception in each of the methods (currently 18) that the FDA has identified for women in its current Birth Control Guide, including the ring, the patch and intrauterine devices.”

Of particular controversy, are the emergency contraception options - the Plan B or morning-after pill, and Ella. Christian companies like Hobby Lobby have decried these as abortion-inducing drugs. Instead of violating their religious consciences, they have boldly rejected the Obama administration mandate. Thankfully, the Supreme Court so far seems to be on religious freedom’s side.

This new warning from HHS is yet more proof that the Obama administration is A-OK with putting government in between Christians and their faith.