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Bachmann: ‘Health care dictator’ could force one-child policy

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 22:55 EDT
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While most of the media was covering the results of Super Tuesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on the GBTV program Real News From The Blaze to warn that the Obama administration’s contraception mandate could lead to one-child policies like those in China.

“Women have a lot to lose under Obamacare, and I’ll give you an example,” she said. “If you want to go into specifics, what the government gives, the government can take away. It certainly isn’t beyond the pale to think, in light of Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services Secretary — she said that it’s important that we have contraceptives because that prevents pregnancy, and pregnancy is more expensive to the federal government.”

“Going with that logic, according to our own Health and Human Services Secretary, it isn’t far-fetched to think that the President of the United States could say ‘we need to save health care expenses — the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family, or two babies to be born per family.’ That could happen. We think it couldn’t?”

“What I’m saying is that now that we know the President of the United States unilaterally can tell insurance companies, you must offer the morning-after abortion pill, you must offer sterilizations, you must offer contraceptives free to the recipients of those products, because we tell you to,” Bachmann said, “which means they’re effectively setting the price as well, that says that whoever the health care dictator could conceivably make that order as well [sic].”

Bachmann added that she wasn’t trying to say that Obama would try to implement such a policy, only that he had the power to.

Watch video, courtesy of The Blaze, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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