Stay out of my uterus! But pay for my contraceptives and abortions.
Can you imagine any greater hypocrisy? But that’s exactly what the “pro choice” movement has done.
This post isn’t to discuss the morality of contraception or abortion, though I certainly have strong opinions on that topic. Rather, my focus today is on the politics of contraception and abortion.
Roe v. Wade was a pivotal event. It brought abortion to the forefront of American politics. Individuals and politicians are judged according to where they stand on abortion.
Democrats frequently encourage women to “think with their lady parts” (to quote a Facebook meme). For example, there’s Periel Aschenbrand’s slogan “The only bush I trust is my own.” There was also President Obama’s campaign video comparing voting to having sex, with the clear implication that voting for Barrack Obama will make you a real woman.
So, rather than treating women and women’s rights with dignity, these campaigns sexualize and infantilize them. Don’t worry about the economy, the Iraq War, or anything else. All that matters is a woman’s right to have casual sex with men she doesn’t want to have kids with.
But I digress.
The pro abortion crowd has resisted all efforts to limit access to abortion, even to minors.
For example, California has repeatedly resisted efforts to require parental notification before a doctor can perform an abortion on a minor. Think of the insanity of this – doctors can’t do anything to a kid without a parent’s permission. School nurses don’t even remove splinters. Yet a doctor can give a teenage girl an abortion without even letting her parents know.
There is no doubt where Planned Parenthood stands on abortion. When asked what should happen to a baby born alive after a botched abortion, Alisa LePolt Snow, a representative of Planned Parenthood, stated that what happens to the baby is up to the doctor and the mother. You can see it here.
If we follow her answer to the logical conclusion, if the mother still does not want the baby, it would be perfectly acceptable to murder an innocent newborn.
All right, I said this post was not about morality, so I’ll get to my point.
We all remember, I am sure, the Sandra Fluke debacle. She wanted to force Georgetown University to offer coverage for contraceptives as part of their health insurance. Then she got very upset when people began to judge her for being sexually promiscuous.
So…don’t judge me, but subsidize my lifestyle that you don’t agree with.
Obamacare was a great coup for the pro-abortion crowd. It forces taxpayers to pay for contraceptives and abortions. It forces church and Christian owned businesses to pay for coverage of these things for their employees.
How can anyone consider this right? How can someone fight all limits to abortion, and force those who believe it to be immoral to pay for it? That’s like a child saying to a parent, “I know you don’t approve of smoking, but buy me a pack of cigarettes.”
I’ve been trying to think of an amazing conclusion, but I don’t think I can state my point any clearer than I did in the beginning: forcing someone to pay for contraceptives and abortions, while refusing to allow any limitation of it, is pure hypocrisy.