Personally, I totally oppose abortion of any kind, either by a surgical procedure or by using the morning after pill as a contraceptive. I keep with the State of Virginia whose Senate recently voted “Life starts at conception”.
This is my personal opinion on this topic.
“…And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan,
no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience
laws will remain in place.” – President Barack Obama, 9/9/09
In 2009 when President Obama promoted his Healthcare law he courted pro-life Democrats (yes some of them do exist) with the promise that Abortion will not be covered at all.
A promise that has been broken immediately when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid decided to move the whole negotiation of the Bill behind closed doors, declaring Abortion will be covered, and prohibiting any information on the outside followed by graciously granting Lawmakers “an ample amount of time of 72 hours” to read and vote on almost 3,000 pages of socialism.
In March 2010 President Obama signed an executive order confirming healthcare legislation will comport with a ban on federal abortion funding in order to return support for the legislation from anti-abortion Democrats
In February 2012 Obama declared War not only on Religions, but also on freedom loving Religious Americans by ordering contraception to be paid by every employer including church affiliations.
Contraception vs. Emergency Contraception
I was taught by my parents to use my brain before I go into any action or perform any stupid act, and take responsibility for my actions.
While I have no problem with contraception as preventive birth control, I do oppose the use of the morning after pill under the heading of “emergency contraception” when it is not an emergency, but instead irresponsibility.
Where do I see the difference? The first one is to assure prevention of pregnancy and an “emergency” would be rape.
However, no one, whether it is a religious group or an individual, should have to be “forced” to distribute and/or pay for it by a federal mandate.
If a couple is in a relationship, but is not a hundred percent sure about the future of the relationship, and they are having sex they should be responsible and use contraception.
I personally disagree with sex outside of marriage, but this is a constant occurrence, which becomes even more complicated when there is an unwanted pregnancy.
An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure; so take responsibility in the first place because there are many preventative birth control methods available.
A married couple comes to the conclusion that they already have enough kids or another pregnancy would jeopardize the wife’s life – Additional reasons for contraception.
As far as I am concerned (and I can only speak for myself here) the safest solution for the latter example would be a vasectomy, birth control should not always fall on the woman.
The same rings true for teenagers. While responsible Christian families will educate their children on all forms of preventive contraception to prepare them for their future life they will primarily teach them to save themselves for marriage. Doing this and being a good role model, along with prayer is the best that parents can do.
And should, against all odds, something wrong and an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy occur with their children, they should deal with it like loving parents and support their children the best way they can. The best example here is Sarah Palin.
Actions have consequences and that is a simple fact. I truly admire Sarah for how she dealt with the situation and how tall she stood by supporting her daughter on that.
And again I stress the costs of contraception should not be the tax payers “obligation” this is a personal issue between the 2 parties involved and all of society should not be forced to bare the burden.
Liberal parents on the other hand teach their children that anything goes not worrying about the consequences. Why – because their ideology is to make society responsible for their own failures.
The most dangerous part is when governments adopt this false entitlement policy as an official agenda, stripping the majority of the country of their first amendment rights, and forcing them to adopt a policy that contradicts their moral and religious beliefs through silent agreement on behalf of an immoral life based (not race based) minority.
This is socialism at its best.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
(~~ Ronald Reagan ~~)
Emergency contraception, also known, as the morning-after-pill has to be taken within 72 hours of having sexual intercourse and in my opinion only constitutes an emergency when rape is involved – And no religious hospital should have to be forced to distribute it no matter what the circumstances are if it goes against their core religious beliefs.
An Emergency to me would not be described as sexual encounters at college, followed by the complete problem-solver dispensed in a vending machine, as it happens to be at Shippensburg College in Pennsylvania.
The liberals are always using the “separation of church and state” against conservatives, but in this situation they have forgotten all about it – Hence, the continued hypocrisy.
In other words the issue here has nothing to do with babies eventually born with terminal illness, or any kind of defect, or endangering the mother during pregnancy this issue is solely about “force” and total government control.
I consider Obama’s contraceptive mandate not exclusively a war on religion, but primarily fascism. The war on religion is a welcoming side effect and a tactical tool.
The truth is that his approval numbers are fading and he desperately needs to gain support and the first place he turns to, the left wing extremists. The contraception mandate becomes a win – win situation for Obama.
History proves that every totalitarian ruler first destroyed religion in order to manifest his power. And if he can’t destroy the churches he needs to diminish the faith of the believers in the church organizations, respectively he needs to repress the execution of religious faith of the believers.
That makes Obama on the side of the abortionists /feminists which is a match made in hell.
In secular terms the tactical move could be seen as genius.
First he pushes the contraception mandate on the churches and employers knowing that that will raise a firestorm; and while the media goes ballistic over “the war on churches and the endangerment of the loss of First Amendment Rights” Obama appears to step back from the mandate by turning it over to the insurance companies.
Churches are nothing but organizations; the true churches are the believers in God who attend the church.
Some church organizations and media outlets consider this a victory for religion, Obama looks good and nobody seems to see that the true Christians are still the ones who’s rights are violated.
Now it is not the church organizations that pay for abortions, but the religious believers who are forced to pay for it through the insurance.
Either way you look at it contraception is still being funded by force of a mandate. The religious hospitals may get a temporary reprieve this election year, but mark my words it will not stay that way if Obama is re-elected. This is a comprehensive war against anything that stands in the way of “government” being God.
Once the power of the established churches is broken, the people will have nowhere to turn for assistance, nothing will stop Obama from becoming the sole ruler and dictator he so desperately desires.
The only winner are the godless left wing extremists, the feminists, abortionists, and of course King Obama himself.
The only way to stop this insane war on our freedom and beliefs, and the totalitarian fascism of Obama is to vote him out in November of 2012 – Otherwise the free society of America that has always been admired will be doomed and soon cease to exist becoming a Socialist Marxist Dictatorship.
May God protect and Bless our
© Copyright by Tom C. Lehner