Happy Leap Day!
My rant of the week:
Question: Why should I have to pay for you to have sex? Seriously. Why?
This whole contraception mandate stuff. Someone explain to me why the federal government should have the power to dictate that companies and their insurance companies cover contraception and offer it to their employees for free? For free? Really? And by them offering it for free...we all realize that that means, that every single one of us will be paying for it indirectly--through decreased wages, increased product prices, and/or increased insurance premiums.
You know, if we're going to be in the business of telling people what to pay for, I can think of a lot of medicines that I'd rather offer to people for free. Medications for cancer sufferers, for example. Medications for sick children. Medicines that promote and extend life. Not death. Or lack of life. Medications for hemmorrhoids. Seriously. I can think of a buttload of meds I'd rather cover for free (pun intended).
I have no problem with contraception. No one's trying to deny women and men the right to use it and to have access to it. But to force companies to pay for it--and offer it FOR FREE is absolutely ridiculous! People are trying to make it a "women's rights" issue. Puh.Lease. I can't take it anymore. So sick of hearing that term...women's rights. This has nothing to do with women's rights or women's health.
What does contraception have to do with women's health? Really? Am I to assume a woman is only healthy if she is able to have as much sex as she wants, whenever she wants it, with no consequences? Is that what makes a healthy woman? Heaven forbid that a woman have to pay for her own contraception! Oh, the horror! Or heaven forbid that a woman....brace yourself....NOT HAVE SEX UNLESS SHE'S PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING A BABY! MAYBE EVEN MARRIED! Gasp....
Beyond the whole idea of forcing religious institutions to pay for things that are against their core beliefs--I don't agree with the government mandating any company to pay for anything. And forcing religions and religious groups to go against their conscience and moral beliefs is reprehensible.
What is wrong with our society? Why are we so keen on making sure people can have as much sex as they want--and making sure there are no consequences? Why are we so afraid of babies...and so keen on paying for contraception and abortions?
Have you read this article about these Australian bio-ethicists who are now claiming that newborns are not "persons?" It makes me sick. Most notable quote from their study: "Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life." They go on to say that reasons for aborting a newborn (aka INFANTICIDE) would include those where the life of the infant would be burdensome on the family. They use Down Syndrome and other disabilities as examples of these burdens.
This is disgusting on a level I can't even believe. What is wrong with us?
I recently saw a report discussing the acts of Planned Parenthood--and their involvement in promoting sex. Contrary to what they want many of us to believe, they are not just an organization that offers "family planning" services. They are a corrupt, disgusting organization that makes a lot of money off of aborting fetuses and testing for STDs. And how do they guarantee themselves more abortions and STDs? They promote sex. And lots of it. Don't believe me? You can check this video out, though I warn you, it is graphic, disgusting, and disturbing. You really might just want to take my word for it. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hooking-kids-on-sex-graphic-new-vid-report-shows-how-planned-parenthood-is-creating-future-customers/
I don't know about you, but I'm sure glad that our tax dollars go to fund such a stellar organization. They sure do a lot for our society, wouldn't you agree?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy Leap Day!