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Sunday, March 25, 2012
CNS Still Twisting Facts on Contraception Mandate

We've detailed how, led by Terry Jeffrey, has twisted a proposed Obama administration mandate that sterilizations be covered for free under health plans offered by universities to their students, suggesting coercion by claiming that sterilizations "must be offered." CNS is now using that misleading wording in the questions they ambush membwers of Congress with.

This is made clear in a March 20 article by Thomas Cloud:

At a pen-and-pad meeting with reporters on Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, asked [Rep. Steny] Hoyer: “The administration has approved a regulation under Obamacare that says, quote, ‘all women with reproductive capacity,’ end quote, must be offered free sterilization –”

Hoyer interrupted: “How is that related to a pre-existing condition?” continued: “--hold on--free sterilization in their health care plans. Do you support the mandate for free sterilization for college-age women?”

Hoyer said, “Free sterilization? I don’t know anything about free sterilization. I don’t know anything about that. I’m sorry. The answer is, I don’t. But I don’t think anybody is proposing that.”

This same wording shows up again in March 21 article by Patrick Burke: asked [Rep. Tom] Price, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee and a physician, this question: “(T)he administration has offered a regulation under the Affordable Care Act that says ‘all women with reproductive capacity’ -- including college age women -- must be offered free sterilization in their health-care plans. Do you support that particular mandate?["]

As we've previously pointed out, CNS is engaging in propadanda, not reporting the news, by deliberately twisting the facts.

Posted by Terry K. at 4:27 PM EDT

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