Thursday, August 04, 2011

Fertility is now a disease...

...that is, according to President Obama. The Associated Press reported August 1, that based on a recommendation from the Institute of Medicine, the Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays. The birth control mandate includes abortion inducing drugs such as “Plan B” and “Ella” as well as elective sterilizations.

Kathleen Sibelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (and a Catholic), said that not covering birth control would be “like not covering flu shots.” So now, according to the Obama Administration, a child is officially reduced to a virus, a “bug”, something to be drugged and inoculated against.

You and I will be forced to pay for abortifacients and sterilizations. I already checked with my insurance carrier and was advised of the following:

“Additional guidelines for no cost sharing for FDA approved contraceptive was implemented under the Women's preventive health care services within the Affordable Care Act.  The additional guidelines under Women's Preventive Services were adopted Aug 1, 2011 to take effect Aug 1, 2012 for new and renewing groups.”

(Oh, you didn’t know that was in there? No surprise. We were told by Nancy Pelosi [another Catholic] that we needed to pass “Obamacare” to find out what was in it. So now we are.)

The note goes on to mention a “provision that exempts coverage for contraceptive services for group health plans who are sponsored by certain religious employers”, but 1) most of us are not employed by “religious employers”, and 2) insurance premiums of those who work for religious employers still go to the insurance company that will have to provide birth control, abortifacients, and sterilizations for other subscribers.

There simply is no way out. Health insurance is a necessity and our health insurance providers will now be forced by the Obama Administration to fund the distribution of contraceptives, sterilizations, and in the case of abortifacients, chemical death in the womb, with our dollars.

Such an action by President Obama is no surprise. Very little may have been known about his positions on anything else prior to his election, but his support for a woman’s right to kill her child was no secret. As a senator he opposed several pro-life measures including a ban on partial-birth abortion and a bill that would provide medical care to children that survive a failed abortion.

And, in only two years as President, he has engaged in more than one hundred bill signings, speeches, appointments and other actions that have promoted abortion. That’s one pro-abortion act EVERY week!  If there is one campaign promise Barack Obama has kept, it is his promise to Planned Parenthood when he said: “On this fundamental issue (a woman’s right to an abortion), I will not yield...” (Barack Obama, speech to Planned Parenthood, 7/17/2007)

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, had major input into the President’s decision to mandate insurance provided birth control. One might wonder why an organization, which makes billions killing children in the womb, would support a measure that would theoretically reduce its business.

Here we come to the great lie about contraception: contraception does not reduce abortions, it increases them. While Paul VI (in Humanae Vitae) correctly predicted the link between abortion and contraception, one need not be Catholic or listen to the Pope to see the connection. We have only to examine the data of the last 40 years to see that the number of abortions has exploded as access to contraception has increased. Why is this?

The probability of a pregnancy and normal parental attachments to offspring traditionally provided a natural deterrent to indiscriminate sexual encounters. With the probability of pregnancy lessened by contraception, there are naturally more indiscriminate sexual encounters.  All contraception has a failure rate and increased sexual activity means an increase in contraceptive failures. It’s simply the law of averages.  

And since contraception is employed because a child is not wanted in the first place, failed contraception means an unwanted child, abortion becomes the “contraception” of last resort, and “Voila!” 4000 abortions per day. Planned Parenthood knows the drill: more contraception means more sexual encounters, more contraceptive failures, thus more babies to kill and more money for its merchants of death.

Most Catholics are aware that the Church considers procured abortion intrinsically evil. Fewer Catholics know that the Church, as per paragraph 2370 of the Catechism, considers contraceptive sex INTRINSICALLY EVIL as well: "...’every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible’ is intrinsically evil.

To illustrate just how serious a sin a contraceptive act is, it is worth noting that the Catechism stops short of calling a homosexual act “intrinsically evil” and labels it “only”: “intrinsically disordered” (CCC 2357). Why the Church goes further and calls a contraceptive act between a married heterosexual couple “intrinsically evil” is not only worth noting, it is, if we value our eternal souls, worth our faithful, if not trembling, assent.

A recent study by the Guttmacher Institute found that 98% of U.S. Catholics, even those who attend church regularly, use a form of birth control banned by the Church. Thus it is not hard to see why Barack Obama, despite his pro-death views, had no trouble carrying 54% of the Catholic vote, the largest single demographic group, in his election to the presidency. That we now will be forced to pay to chemically kill children in the womb is at least 54% our fault, but more like 98.

Note: reports that women will have access to all FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling. It states further that "these recommendations do not include abortifacient drugs. However, both Plan B and Ella are both FDA approved "contraceptives" and both "disable the uterine lining" as well as produce a variety of other effects hostile to implantation of a fertilized ovum. Go here for information on Plan B and here for Ella.

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