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Obamacare Begins Child Sterilization, Without Parental Consent Comments

With back-to-school season in full swing across the nation, parents in Oregon have more to worry about than shopping for sweaters and purchasing pencils. In the state of Oregon, the Obamacare mandate, which went into effect on August 1, 2012, provides free sterilizations to girls as young as fifteen. Now, your daughter, your high school freshman, can choose, without your consent, to be permanently sterilized. Continue Reading

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  1. Ed Darrell
    2 years ago

    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."

    Doesn't "individual competent to make such a decision" mean a person of the age of majority -- which is older than 15 in Oregon, I'll wager -- or an emancipated minor, or the guardian of that minor?

    I think you have misinterpreted the law, and you slander Oregon. Since this rule has nothing to do with Obama, you slander Obama, too.

    Can we not trust you to get facts right?

  2. L
    2 years ago

    The Bill went through in 2011, before the ACA went into effect. A parent or guardian canNOT force their child to undergo a sterilization procedure. And Doctors can say that the 15-year-old cannot provide consent, which will then require a Circuit Court to make a decision.

    This has long been the case in Canada, where the parents do not need to be told about their dependent's medical choices. Some provinces have no even legal age for consent , the only requirement is that the child understands the procedure and the implications and is deemed by the physician to be "capable of exercising independant judgement for healthcare decisions".

    Most states, due to HIPPA, any child aged 15/16 can go to any doctor or hospital and have any medical procedure done or be given a prescription and legally neither the doctor nor the hospital has an obligation to inform a parent or guardian. It's the right to privacy!

  3. Amber Skinner
    2 years ago

  4. Cassie
    2 years ago

    Sounds to me that this is an Oregon state law issue and not Obama's law. Oregon chose to pass this law. The Healthcare issue only makes it possible. If I hand someone a gun, they make the choice to pull the trigger. Oregon is pulling the trigger.

  5. debbie
    2 years ago

    This is just another example of misleading / exaggerated / overblown information spread out there in Fox land.

  6. Ron Silliman
    2 years ago

    This is misleading, to say the least. These provisions will apply only -- stress only! -- in situations in which the family has broken down entirely. So the people who are being left out are the abusive (and in some cases incestuous) parents. Keep in mind that the Catholic church runs hospitals not to provide services but to deny them.

  7. Ray Miller
    2 years ago

    II Chron 7:14 read also proceeding and following verses !!!

  8. curious
    2 years ago


    I just stumbled across this. Look I'm not a Catholic, so I wondered if there was any other information about this from any other website??? I want to know if it's true or not.

    I would really appreciate the information.

  9. crl
    2 years ago

    These policies have been in place since 2008. I think it's a bid misleading to title it Obamacare. Also, I've been an OB nurse in Oregon for 9+ years and I've never seen a tubal ligation performed on any patient younger than 18.

  10. Melissa
    2 years ago

    I think if there was a choice between a girl wanting to be sterilized, and having a girl not being sterilized, and sleeping around and getting abortions, the first is the lesser of two evils. Sure, she may change her mind and come to regret it, but really I think regret for not being able to have kids is better than the regret of knowing you murdered one through abortion.

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