Free Sterilizations Must be Offered to All College Women, Says HHS

Terence P. Jeffrey

All student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services announced late Friday afternoon.

Women of college age who do not attend school will also get free sterilization coverage whether they are insured through an employer, their parents, or some form of government-subsidized plan.

All student health plans, HHS said Friday as it finalized a new regulation under the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) must cover the full set of cost-free women’s “preventive services” that HHS ordered last month must be covered by all U.S. health care plans.

These free “preventive services” include surgical sterilization procedures and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.

“These preventive health services include, with respect to women, preventive care and screening provided for in the comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that were issued on August 1, 2011,” HHS said in a request for comments about how the new regulation will be implemented…

…In announcing the rule for college-based health plans, HHS said it would follow the same system for enforcing the rule on religious colleges and universities that object to purchasing sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients for its students that President Barack Obama has proposed for enforcing the regulation on religious non-profit organizations in the coverage for their employees: The insurer will be forced to provide the sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients to the students free of charge…

…The committee said women of “reproductive capacity” included those as young as 15 years of age…

The complete article, with video, is at

H/T Granite Grok

…Who wants to guess how long it will be before the same political party that supports killing babies at birth will be encouraging certain “classes” of citizens–the ones they have forced on to welfare or long term unemployment–to get sterilized, you cut down on the skyrocketing cost of national run health care?   You won’t even have to pay for it.  It’s free.

Eugenics.  It’s just that easy…

Update: The “Young Co-Ed” and the Contraception Controversy.  An in-depth look at Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who demands that insurers pay for birth control, abortifacients, abortions, and sterilization procedures–even at religious institutions that object ot such requirements on moral grounds.

Update 2:  Krauthammer on why Americans still hate ObamaCare, “It’s not the advertising. It’s the dog food. Any time someone has a lick of it, they don’t like it.” Video at GatewayPundit.

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