Continuing to prove that the “right to choose” isn’t about the choice of any pro-lifer, a panel commissioned by the Obama administration has recommended that “that all health insurance plans be legally required to offer free birth control to patients,” the Huffington Post reports. Unless you took a really long nap this week, you saw my friend Jess’ post on the fact that many birth control pills which are commonly taken are actually abortifacents, literally doing their job by causing miscarriage of already existing babies.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel commissioned by the Obama Administration recommended birth control under the guise of other “preventative medicine” such as cancer screenings and mammograms.
Of course there is a big difference between a mammogram which prevents cancer and birth control which, well, prevents birth, sometimes by destroying a fertilized egg.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is thrilled and calls it “one of the biggest advances for women’s health in a generation,” adding they were "confident that the Obama administration will adopt the IOM’s science-based recommendation and thus make affordability of contraception a reality for all women.
There is no science-based recommendation on why health insurance should fund birth control. Birth control has science to it—like how it kills babies in some cases, by thinning “the endometrial lining so that a fertilized egg has nowhere to implant and is forced to miscarry.” (See Jess’ post). But the real “science” has more to do with that of “free love” than need. The Huffington Post story reports on a woman who advocates this so she can continue her lifestyle.
"Luckily my doctor [at the local Planned Parenthood clinic] gives me free samples, otherwise I just wouldn’t be able to get it," she told HuffPost in an interview.[She] said she would have a lot less to worry about if her insurance plan covered birth control."Just being able to pick it up regularly and not have to count on samples would be absolutely amazing," she said. "Planned Parenthood is so busy these days that if they’re a week off from being able to see you for an appointment, that throws off your cycle and puts you at risk of becoming pregnant," she added.
Let’s read that more carefully. This girl has health insurance, gets free birth control from Planned Parenthood, but still thinks it would be “amazing” for her to get her birth control easier since Planned Parenthood is so busy. Her comment that she might be at risk of being pregnant is easily changed by abstinence.
Sex is not a necessity to living. It’s not a necessity of happiness or required to fulfill what our forefathers set forth in the Bill of Rights. The idea that American taxpayers should fund birth control when we can’t balance a budget or feed kids a school lunch sometimes with federal money is utterly absurd beyond any point of absurd I have heard lately.
The IOM reports on the risk of “unintended pregnancy” like it speaks of unintended cancer. One is not controlled by the individual person and one is. We should help women have cancer screenings and PAP smears, but we should not fund their sexual activity. If we truly believe in a right to choose, that alleged right doesn’t get to trump my right.
Of course, the bottom line to these people is how much money unintended pregnancies cost society. The Post cites this report that “unintended pregnancy costs U.S. taxpayers roughly $11 billion each year.” The issue here is that we are still a nation that values our economy over Life. As long as we shed the blood of our innocent, sometimes with birth control thinning out of the uterine lining, we will not see national blessing and prosperity. God isn’t mocked by a government panel. He says:
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood! (Is. 1:15)
What we do when we mass distribute birth control is devalue life, elevate money and sex and exalt full-grown human rights over pre-born human rights. We make light of parenting, as Ezekiel says:
“Look, the princes of Israel: each one has used his power to shed blood in you. In you they have made light of father and mother; in your midst they have oppressed the stranger; in you they have mistreated the fatherless and the widow. You have despised My holy things and profaned My Sabbaths. In you are men who slander to cause bloodshed (Ez. 22:5-9)
Abortion is not a financial issue or a political issue; it’s a biblical issue. While the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, is lauding this possibility of birth control without copays saying in a letter yesterday, “birth control is basic health care,” the fact remains that science proves that the way some birth control works, including pretty much all the hormonal birth control (pills, IUDs, contraceptive injections, and vaginal rings) prescribed these days by doctors, is to cause a miscarriage if an egg has been fertilized. I shouldn’t have to pay for that even if my nation legalizes death. Pro-life people deserve freedom of choice, also.