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An applicable individual shall for each month beginning after 2013 ensure that the individual, and any dependent of the individual who is an applicable individual, is covered under minimum essential coverage for such month.
At least 24 hours before the performance of an abortion, a qualified medical professional trained in sonography and working under the supervision of a physician licensed in the Commonwealth shall perform fetal transabdominal ultrasound imaging on the patient undergoing the abortion for the purpose of determining gestational age.
Two mandates; one from a piece of legislation championed by Democrats, one from legislation championed from Republicans. The first is the individual healthcare mandate from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the second is the ultrasound mandate from HB 462, recently signed into law by Gov. McDonnell.
Both are examples of an overreach in the government’s authority to compel behavior.
Remember all the complaining from Democrats about how reading the Constitution on the House floor was largely symbolic?
I humbly submit exhibits 1 and 2 as to why these readings need to happen more often-not just in government, but in our day-to-day lives.
CNSNews.com also asked Lewis what part of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to require individuals to buy health insurance.
“Well, when you start off with the Preamble of the Constitution, you talk about the pursuit of happiness,” said Lewis.
As Rev. Motown would say, stop right there.