In the long-term there is little doubt that Obamacare will diminish the right of all Americans to make their own choices about health care coverage, but all the debate in Washington and the punditocracy right now is about the supposedly lost of the “right to choose” abortion. Yet, as the the Manchester Union Leader editorializes:
Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus wrote about the issue, under the headline “Freedom of choice, except for women.” She never explained how not forcing abortion opponents to pay for abortions violates women’s rights.
Meanwhile, the bill itself infringes upon the freedom of all 300 million Americans by forcing each of us to obtain health insurance. The punishment for disobedience is a substantial fine. The punishment for not paying the fine? Prison. Who is really violating individual rights?