Dayle Steinberg is out of bounds in her assessment of the Supreme Court case involving a Lancaster County family running a business (“Once again, birth control before Supreme Court” June 10, 2014 – The Inquirer).
Anthony Hahn, CEO of Conestoga Wood Specialties, has always provided employees with generous health benefits – including preventative care coverage that goes beyond what law requires and coverage for non-abortion causing contraceptives.
However, this case is not about abortion or contraception. It is about whether the government can require a family who runs a business to violate their sincerely-held beliefs.
And Steinberg is certainly not one to point any fingers. PA Department of Health recently discovered that her clinic policy of not reporting statutory rape of a person under 16 was illegal and they did not report multiple sexually-active girls younger than 13 to child protective authorities.
Steinberg firmly believes abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell should not have been under regulations and mandated inspections just as any other doctor performing surgery. She fought against the bill putting those regulations in place, saying it would be “so expensive they’d have to shut down.” Yet the law passed years ago and her Planned Parenthood clinics are not only still open but profiting.
And to top it all, Steinberg admits that she received complaints about Gosnell’s clinic and did nothing herself to see he was shut down.
The largest abortion provider in Pennsylvania should focus on stopping the illegal activity of their own clinics before going after hard-working families who live out their faith through their business.