This may surprise some, but millions of Americans are unwittingly funding abortion through their company’s health benefits. What’s more, they have been for decades. This was controversial even before the recent Supreme Court ruling, but now the decision is adding insult to injury. With Roe gone, up to 155 million Americans are now funding an act that may not only be morally objectionable in their eyes, but is also illegal in 22 states and punishable by up to a lifetime in prison.
Over half of Americans receive health insurance through their employers. Many don’t have a choice of plans because their employer offers only one. Whether employees are offered one plan or several, 96 percent of workers still have access to plans that cover abortion. When employees enroll in such a plan, they participate in funding abortions for other people on that plan.
To make this moral dilemma clearer, it’s important to understand how employer-sponsored insurance works. When an employee enrolls into an employer-sponsored plan, she is receiving part of her compensation in the form of subsidized health-insurance premiums. The insurance company then uses those dollars to pay for the services used by herself and other employees on the plan—services that often include abortions.
How is that different from companies opting to pay for employees’ travel expenses to receive abortions in a state where abortion is still legal? Well, in these cases, companies are using general revenue to pay for those expenses. Conversely, when an insurance plan covers abortions, companies are using employees’ compensation to fund them. Even if employees never see those dollars in their bank account, the amount is entirely their own. Nevertheless, employers have near-complete control over how those dollars get spent.
But employees who don’t want to fund abortions shouldn’t have to. They should be able to enroll in […]
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
For us to continue to deliver the truth that Americans need to read and hear, we ask you, our amazing audience, for financial assistance. We have a Giving Fuel page to help us pay the bills. It’s brand new so don’t be discouraged by the lack of donations there. It’s a funny reality that the fewer the donations that have been made, the less likely people are willing to donate to it. One would think this is counterintuitive, but sometimes people are skeptical because they think that perhaps there’s a reason others haven’t been donating. In our situation, we’re just getting started so please don’t be shy if you have the means to help.
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