November 28, 2011
by Abby Johnson
Since becoming pregnant, I have learned a hard reality. I have private insurance because I am self employed. I knew that my insurance plan did not offer maternity coverage.
I did not know that there are NO private insurance companies that provide maternity coverage. I thought that was strange, so I did a little digging. What I found out was shocking to me.
I called 18 health insurance companies, including insurance “firms.” I was told this, ” When Obama enacted his “health care reform,” he mandated that maternity coverage not be available to any private insurance company.” All 18 companies said the exact same thing. It almost seems like he is trying to discourage pregnancy. Hmm…that made me think of something else.
When I worked at Planned Parenthood, there was something that we were not allowed to talk about. If we didn’t talk about it, then maybe no one else would either. It was called the Jaffe Memo. In 1969, Planned Parenthood was asked by the government to produce some ideas to help with overpopulation. They did just that. What is in the memo as a “solution” to overpopulation is astonishing. And, I’m sorry to say, it looks like the Jaffe Memo is starting to show its face in our culture.
Jaffe Memo – Click on this <– link
That is the memo, in its original form. Scary, isn’t it? What is scarier is that some of these things are happening…and they have begun to happen under Obama’s reign. “Reduce/eliminate paid maternity leave or benefits.” Sound familiar?
This memo was put out just over 50 years after the first Planned Parenthood clinic was opened. We are now a little over 40 years out from the publication of this memo. Look what has happened in those 90 years. Abortion has been made legal and continued to increase. Planned Parenthood is a non-profit giant in this country (and others)…just last year they grossed 1 billion dollars in revenue. They are pushing for no restrictions on birth control and abortion. And guess who is right alongside them leading the charge? Our Commander in Chief, Barack Obama.