In light of the debate over the Freedom of Conscience act (seeing as the health care bill is being shoved down our throats regardless.) I pose the following question to the public at large.
Is Parenthood a terminal illness?
I ask this because now, thanks to the actions of our current regime (administration isn’t a strong enough word.), we are going to be forced to pay for preventative treatments whether we want them or not. (Nothing is free folks, somebody’s payin’) Our daughters are already recommended to be put on contraceptives by the end of their first periods along with that MMR booster and Tetanus shot. Our sons are advised by their schools to use condoms and barrier methods for prevention of… well you know, along side the sports physicals they endure. Doctors are looking at women like me with more than two kids asking us what we use for contraception… Doctors. Yep. I’ll bet if we dial-up the CDC or look at the most recent printings of the medical journals there’s got to be this big write-up re-defining parenthood and the process by which human beings are pro-created as “ Disease.”
So, if I follow the logic being forced past this little thing called the Bill of Rights, First Amendment etc, Obama Care is making people like my pastor, my boss, the Catholic Charities and my hospital give people abortive drugs, contraception, elective sterilization and elective abortion via doctor, for free. They dub it “preventative” services. I have also heard the buzz words, “Reproductive Care” (a more oxymoronic phrase, I have not heard.)
So what exactly are they saying? Are we who choose life, who choose to conceive, birth and raise the next generation of tax payers, sick? (Crazy? Maybe just a little, but Sick! Really!?) I ask, not just for the “choir preached to” who read this blog, but every one who is, was, or intends to be a parent, regardless of what you believe, or which side of the Choice issue you are on. Your government just told you that Parenthood is a disease!
Here’s a brief description of the preventative medicine we are paying for:
Birth control pill- Prevents pregnancy, although, the hormones in it can be therapeutic for women who suffer from bizarre cycles and painful cysts. (The exception, not the rule that.)
Abortive fail safe just in case prevention doesn’t work.
Diaphragm– Prevents implantation of baby after sperm meets egg… prevents what? Pregnancy. Therapeutic for what? I haven’t heard of any medical disease currently treated by insertion of a diaphragm. Healthy for women? How exactly, is a device that is doomed to fail over time and can potentially cause scarring, perforation and infection of the uterus, healthy for a woman?
Condom-Umm… what does that do again, oh yes! Enables free love, no responsibilities, it kills two birds with one stone, no pregnancy, no sexually transmitted diseases. (Awkward sex life, separation and despair due to life long hedonism and unfulfilled fantasies. Nice trade-off there.) Again though, what does this treat? What condition does this prevent primarily? Pregnancy.
Elective Sterilization- Medically known as Tubal Ligation- Prevents…. Pregnancy, umm that’s it, just pregnancy. (I am not in any way referring to hysterectomy and removal of ovaries due to medical diseases like cancer or tumors, women who are forced to make this choice go on to heal, but grieve for a time.)
Morning After Pill – Abortive, forces a period within 24-48 hours of ingestion, considered prevention of.. Pregnancy. (although in reality it is a termination not prevention of pregnancy) It is part of the health care initiatives we all pay for now. What does this treat exactly? Nothing medical. It causes severe bleeding and possible hemorrhage… yup, sounds like health care to me.
RU486 and others like it – Stronger Abortive drugs designed to force the body to shed uterine lining, baby and all, up to 8 weeks of pregnancy, perhaps more as they get “better” … Administered in two doses under supervision of abortionist and staff (did I forget to mention there should be a medical doctor present in the event something goes horribly wrong?) Sounds like prevention just moved up a notch to termination or following HHS logic, Chemo for the “disease” of pregnancy.
Surgical Elective Abortion – Needs no description. It “treats” only one thing, it prevents nothing, and horribly maims both mother and child, usually kills the child.
Again I ask, is Parenthood a terminal illness that requires so much preventative treatment? Are we conceiving tumors that need removed, bits of cancerous flesh that need to be destroyed before they spread? Are we harboring in our wombs, a viral mass that will break free and infect the rest of the population? Are we, as those living what we believed to be the vocation of marriage, of parenthood that comes with it, disordered in our desire for healthy children and a healthy prosperous society? Once we give birth, are we condemned to the long slow decay of cancerous disease, only to die miserable and unwanted, like lepers in the streets? Does our proudly smiling President, posing with wife and daughters, see himself as perpetuating the spread of a communicable disease, a plague? The agenda of Planned Parenthood, theD.H.H.S., and W.H.O. does.
I ask you to behold the brave new (old) vision! That of silent churches, of restaurants where the only people around you are grey and wrinkled. The streets once filled with laughter are silent, the only life visible, is stooped, pushing along a walker, or carrying a spoiled toy sized animal, starving for a smile, a giggle and shining eyes. I give you the silence of adults, only adults, absorbed in the day-to-day grind, glued to hand held devices, the only friends they need.
Now, I give you the vision of the future as envisioned by the trinity of Molech, Mammon and Ashtoreth, grand and glorious! Old age is banished! Death and decay held at bay by cosmetic procedures from embryonic stem cells, by drugs, and over priced health supplements. Strong hale men with big umm, you know,- running after toys, and success, consuming pornography, because the women they really want, are too proud to condescend to their “diseased and disordered animal desires.” Physically lovely, perfectly “healthy” independent, strong, women parading around half-naked, starving for attention and surgically enhanced, while their insides are shriveled and their arms ache. The sounds of blissful love-making blare from tv screens in every bed-room un-heeded, while the people in the room are glued to their electronic distractions. It’s all in the name of Choice, health, convenience and hedonism. Pleasure is the end that justifies the means. All for Pleasure, Pleasure for all!!!
So much for Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.