Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed last night on "The Kelly File" that “abortion and euthanasia” are part of the contraception mandate under the Affordable Care Act.
Napolitano was speaking about a case before the U.S. Supreme court today in which the Christian-owned Hobby Lobby has challenged the contraception mandate, reports Salon.com.
“As everybody knows, the Affordable Care Act requires anybody that employs 50 or more people to provide health care for them that includes contraceptive services,” stated Napolitano, notes MediaMatters.org (video below).
“Contraceptive services means contraception, euthanasia, and abortion,” claimed Napolitano.
However, the contraception mandate does not mean euthanasia or abortion.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, "abortion coverage is specifically banned from being required as part of the essential benefits package" of the ACA.
The only time abortion is paid for under the act is in cases of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother. For other abortions, the woman has to pay for it or pay for extra coverage, notes FactCheck.org.
There is no euthanasia provided in the ACA; however, doctors and insurance companies are legally protected by the act if they choose not to provide assisted suicide services.