Sterilization for 15 Yr Olds Needs No Parental Consent Under ObamaCare – Effective 8-1-12

This literally made me physically ill when I read this headline: Obamacare Begins Child Sterilization Without Parental Consent. According to the guidelines of ObamaCare, children as young as 15 years old can be sterilized at no cost, and with no parental consent. I assume this means both boys and girls. If a 15 year old wants to be sexually active, how attractive might sterilization be? No worries – forever, and who wants kids any way. I can see the 15-year-old brain processing it in a quick minute. I believe more 15 year olds, and even 16 and 17 year olds might lean to this option thinking it uncomplicates life for them and bawling babies are a nuisance anyway – who wants them.

The “Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines” set forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states: “Non-grandfathered plans and issuers are required to provide coverage without cost-sharing consistent with these guidelines in the first plan year.that begins on or after August 1, 2012.All [FDA] approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.”

Under Oregon State Law, the state’s revised statutes (ORS) defines “informed consent” for 15-year-olds independently pursuing reproductive sterilization as being “(a) Based upon a full understanding of the nature and consequences of sterilization pursuant to information requirements set forth in ORS 436.225(1); (b) Given by an individual competent to make such a decision; and (c) Wholly voluntary and free from coercion, express or implied.”

So you need parental consent to contract a state-sanctioned marriage under the age of 18 in the U.S., but you, all by yourself, can give full consent to the irreversibility of sterilization at 15? Chances are, you do not even know your future spouse, yet you’re already determining his or her fate as well?

Oregon’s consent form, specific for the sterilizations of 15 to 20-year-olds, reads, “I understand that the sterilization must be considered permanent and not reversible. I have decided that I do not want to become pregnant, bear children or father children.” In the case that the patient does not speak or read English, an interpreter is permitted to assist the patient “to the best of [his] knowledge and belief” in the signing away of the patient’s reproductive capacity. Source: Catholic Online

Most days now, the outrage gets to be way to much. I pray it erupts like a monstrous rush of hot, molten volcanic lava on election day, November 6th. This evil went to work in Oregon on August 1st. How many young boy and girls will be victims before this can be reversed? If my 15-year-old daughter took this action in secret, I can’t even begin to tell you what I would do to some very specific persons before someone put me in chains for the rest of my life.

UPDATE: 8-28-12 12:15 am: A reader asked where to find this in ObamaCare:

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–a.k.a. Obamacare–was enacted in March 2010 it included (in Section 2713) a non-specific requirement that health care plans must provide “additional preventive services” to women….

In developing the regulation to define these “additional preventive services,” HHS commissioned a federally funded committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to recommend what they should to be.

In July 2011, this committee issued a report that said: “The committee recommends for consideration as a preventive service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.”

The committee report said that “with reproductive capacity” meant “from the time of menarche to menopause.” Menarche is the beginning of menstruation–again, on average, about the age of 12 for American women.

On Aug. 1, 2011, HHS announced that it was adopting the IOM committee’s recommendation almost verbatim. In fact, it added just one word–placing “all” in front of “women with reproductive capacity.”

Thus, the regulation issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration said: “Non-grandfathered plans and issuers are required to provide coverage without cost-sharing consistent with these guidelines in the first plan year (in the individual market, policy year) that begins on or after August 1, 2012. … All Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.”

HHS said nothing about restricting the provision of these free “preventive services” to women who were 18 or older, or 21 or older, or even 15 or older. The regulation simply said “all women with reproductive capacity.” Source CNS News

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  • http://none Mary Arrell

    What section of the Healthcare bill is that under? I do not doubt but you just give me opinion, not facts. Have you read the bill? Give me facts, show me what section in the bill that says what you are proclaiming. Until you can do that I will not listen.

    Respectfully,
    Mary Jo Arrell

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      Mary Jo Arrell, No I didn’t give an opinion, I gave a report from CatholicOnline. I’m proclaiming nothing. I’m telling you what the report says, but the following gives all the details – HOWEVER, I have added the same info inside the article where the hyperlinks will take you to the specifics.

      When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–a.k.a. Obamacare–was enacted in March 2010 it included (in Section 2713) a non-specific requirement that health care plans must provide “additional preventive services” to women….

      In developing the regulation to define these “additional preventive services,” HHS commissioned a federally funded committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to recommend what they should to be.

      In July 2011, this committee issued a report that said: “The committee recommends for consideration as a preventive service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.”

      The committee report said that “with reproductive capacity” meant “from the time of menarche to menopause.” Menarche is the beginning of menstruation–again, on average, about the age of 12 for American women.

      On Aug. 1, 2011, HHS announced that it was adopting the IOM committee’s recommendation almost verbatim. In fact, it added just one word–placing “all” in front of “women with reproductive capacity.”

      Thus, the regulation issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration said: “Non-grandfathered plans and issuers are required to provide coverage without cost-sharing consistent with these guidelines in the first plan year (in the individual market, policy year) that begins on or after August 1, 2012. … All Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.”

      HHS said nothing about restricting the provision of these free “preventive services” to women who were 18 or older, or 21 or older, or even 15 or older. The regulation simply said “all women with reproductive capacity.” Source CNS News

  • http://faithsunansweredquestions.blogspot.com Carl Middleton

    I just wonder who put all this crap in the so called health care bill? What did they have … the complete list of “Morons of America?”

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      Carl, Kathleen Sebelius. She has written most of the bill. It began as a skeleton outline and she had full authority to do what ‘they’ wanted to do. Had the bill been complete, it would have never passed, even with Democrats.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      Maggie is right. Much of this nonsense is not in Obamacare. Instead, it was passed as a guideline, allowing bureaucrats to write the rules, to make it up as they went along. That’s where this sterilization nonsense comes in, as well as the birth control mandate. I can’t help but wonder what other idiocy they are going to come up with.

  • http://Normanhooben.blogspot.com Norm

    In the beginning there was a lot of name calling and such…ya know, “Hitler”, “Nazi”, “Socialist”, “Marxist”, “Communist”, “Dictator” and a few from some dunken sailor…and now we find there was a good reason for it…it’s called Obama Care!

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      Norm, next comes being told to be sterilized – but that’s not happening because I don’t think this man is going back to the White House and if he does, then we’ll have the Senate, and when that’s not enough, America is going to rebel in some way.

      • http://www.WholesaleCentral.com/yorkmarketing GrannaSharon

        I can only hope that you are right, Maggie! If Obamanation does return to 1600 PA Avenue it is because he BOUGHT corrupt voters (illegals and people on the dole) and not because he was elected by actual, real American citizens with voting rights!

  • gracie

    Bit of a stretch! No surgeon is going to perform an elective, non-emergency tubal ligation or hysterectomy on a patient not yet legally old enough to give informed consent. And no hospital would allow such surgery to be performed. The same would apply to male castration and vasectomies.

    • Kelly

      It wouldn’t be a common practice, but it could easily happen. As an L&D nurse I see lots of teen pregnancies, even as young as 13 years old. There are lots of great doctors out there who really care about patients, but there are plenty who will do pretty much anything for the money. These kids would just need to find the right one. And once one does, all of their friends will know too. There won’t be a mass number of teens getting sterilized, but there will be some. And a fifteen year old is no where near emotionally mature enough to make that kind of life decision.

      • gracie

        I don’t doubt that there is a doctor somewhere who might perform the procedure, but he/she is taking a huge risk in terms of criminal and civil liability.

        I would love to see hard data on the number of 15 to 18 yo girls who , in the absence of some underlying gynecologic disease, are giving a hard think about sterilization. I recall reading an article on Huntington’s disease in which a girl in her late teens was considering tubal ligation because of her mother’s Huntington’s. Friends and family told her to put it off because science is always advancing. I should add that the article pre-dated genetic testing for HD.

        • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

          gracie, it’s not a stretch, it’s law and this has nothing to do with disease. That’s not why the law was written this way. This particular law is written to give children control, in my opinion. If a 15 year old needed sterilization because of a threatening disease, he/she can get it without this law.

          Understand that a child’s parents play no role in their child’s life.

      • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

        Kelly, thank you for your informed opinion. I do believe the 15 year old girls who will choose this option will likely have no guidance at home anyway, and will already be living or getting ready to live a risky lifestyle.

    • http://cryandhowl.com Steve

      Be not deceived Gracie. Nothing is a “stretch” with this “health care” bill. Why do you think they wrote it; to use up paper? Doctors and hospitals have much more to fear NOT doing what’s written in the law.

      • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

        Steve, you’re right. There is nothing in this scheme to do something good for children, other than to enslave them, while telling they are freeing them to have control of their own bodies.

    • Amanda

      Gracie – this makes me shake my head. “A bit of a stretch??” Seriously? This is just like a long laundry list of other atrocities that are ever so slowly eased into practice and become a social norm. Similar to abortion – which was legalized and began as something intended to very, very rarely be used. Now 50+ million aborted babies later it’s a snowball effect societal “norm” that can’t be stopped. Why do you feel this would be any different? How soon until Planned Parenthood is offering this service to the demographic outlined in ObamaCare and it’s guidelines? Planned Parenthood already offers sterilization so this is not a stretch. WAKE UP.

  • gracie

    I don’t consider myself deceived. There already are so many other laws on the books concerning the legal age for giving informed medical consent. Nonetheless, if there’s that much potential confusion over elective, barely pubertal male and female sterilizations being performed by patient demand and without parental consent, the law’s language can be tidied up.

    Really, I just don’t see teens lining up for this. Plastic surgery, yes. Castration, no.

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      gracie, have you a single law on the books that Obama cannot get around, and is not willing to get around? ObamaCare overrides everything. States MUST take back their sovereignty.

  • montanaconserv

    This is not surprising… some states already allow 15 year olds access to birth control pills, abortions, etc. without parental involvement. It’s not a huge leap for these girls to make a rash decision for this process.

    How many out there have gotten tattoos, and 20 years later regret having your boyfriend’s name, or your favorite band’s name forever on your hip, arm or backside? Albeit, tattoos can be removed (not easily), but sterilization cannot.

    I actually think they should be made to wait until they are 21, but I’m old fashioned.

    • Nolan

      The length of time this law has been on the books is marginally relevant. The point is, when Obamacare is implemented, insurance companies will be required to pay for it – making it more accessible, probably not a whole lot more common among minors, but more to the point, yet another indication that we are being forced to embrace (and pay for, through our tax dollars and insurance premiums) a contraceptive culture that disregards the family.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    Nancy Pelosi and Kathleen Sebelius are without shame. This is what was ment that you have to pass the bill to know what is in it.

  • http://findalismonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.com/ findalis

    At 15 you don’t have enough experience to decided such an important decision.

    Heck at 15 if you need an appendectomy, Mommy or Daddy has to give permission. But when it comes to so-called “reproductive rights”, the little bastards don’t need Mommy or Daddy’s permission. Congrats liberal! You have effectively destroyed America and her values.

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  • http://alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

    Who read the bill before signing on?

    Oh, that’s right. Pelosi encouraged legislators not to read the bill.

    I can’t imagine that BHO read the bill, either.

  • Patti

    The more I see of Obamacare and other laws and regulations that have been put in effect since 2008, the more I remember my Dad’s and Mom’s description of what it was like as young adults in Germany during the 1930s and 40s.

    Some how I believe this will eventually get out of hand. Especially when parents find out and take matters in their own hands.

    God help anyone that did not consult or get my permission for anything involving my three daughters and one son when they were coming up. And now that because of a family tragedy Hubby and I are raising our youngest granddaughter the same goes. Touch my granddaughter without my permission for any reason, and it will not be for tea that we will be coming for a visit.

  • http://ifyouseekpeace.wordpress.com/ Yos / Si Vis Pacem

    Frightening. Thanks Maggie, as always.

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