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What about a women’s right to choose for her own body (concerning health care)?
“Why do we kill approximately 4,000 unborn babies every day in the U.S. alone? Because we are misusing and abusing God’s great gift of sex. Make no mistake, in the final analysis, the abortion debate is not about when life begins. it is about the meaning of sex. What most men and women who fight for abortion want is not so much the “right” to kill their offspring, but the “right” to have unrestricted sex without consequences.”-Theology of the Body for Beginners.
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, wanted to create a magic pill to stop sexually active women from creating babies. She enlisted the help of Gregory Pincus in 1951 when they met at a dinner party. The problem with magic pills, like magic beans, they have side effects, like giants or cancer, blood clots, early deaths and miscarriages.
Sanger had assisted women who had undergone botched abortions and she didn’t like seeing woman suffer. That I understand. Sanger was born into a large family, eleven children, common for those days. Her mother died fairly young, sources differ on her age forty or fifty. Regardless of her circumstances, her philosophy is what concerns me and should concern anyone who supports Planned Parenthood. Sanger said,
“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.
Woman and the New Race, ch. 6: “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families.” Here, Sanger argues that, because the conditions of large families tend to involve poverty and illness, it is better for everyone involved if a child’s life is snuffed out before he or she has a chance to pose difficulties to its family.”
I find it odd that Pro abortion writers refer to Women’s health care, i.e. abortion and the birth control pill as a civil right when Margaret Sanger was on a secret war path, ‘’we want to exterminate the Negro population” she said.
And we are all supposed to be appalled at the information like this:
“Yet access to safe and effective birth control still isn’t a universal privilege. A report from the Guttmacher Institute in 2012 found that around 222 million women in developing countries want to use birth control but aren’t currently able to access modern contraceptives.
Even in the U.S., there has been a political push to restrict access. The rise of “conscience clauses” has also meant that hospital employees, pharmacists and employers with religious views on birth control can refuse to fill prescriptions or cover employees’ coverage for contraception.”-time.com
Why should I be upset and shocked that not everyone has the ‘privilege”? As if it should be? As if reproductive rights of women sit right alongside the 14th and 15th amendment, (yeah, I saw that comparison in an article). Is our uterus a naturalized citizen? Do our wombs vote? There is no part of the Constitution or an amendment that states that women have the right to an abortion or birth control.
Gone are the days that pro-abortionists reserve abortion rights for those who have been raped or are carrying a child with defects. I don’t agree that either of those constitute a viable reason to end a life. A life that began with a violent act should not be ended with one. It is still a life, but I digress. Those arguments are so last decade. Even though the majority of women aborting their babies were not in those predicaments, they used that reasoning as a shield. Today, the news tells a different story:
“But they leave out a large majority of women seeking abortions, who had sex willingly, made a decision to end the pregnancy and faced no special threatening medical conditions.”-KATHA POLLITT via The New York Times
The modern political agenda of a skewed feminism says that every woman deserves to have heath care which includes the right and means for abortion and birth control. Hormonal contraceptives have an abortive potential. Most (virtually all) literature dealing with hormonal contraception ascribes a three-fold action to these agents.
1. inhibition of ovulation, 2. inhibition of sperm transport, and 3. production of a “hostile endometrium”, which presumably prevents or disrupts implantation of the developing baby if the first two mechanisms fail. The first two mechanisms are true contraception. The third proposed mechanism, IF it in fact occurs, would be abortifacient.”-http://www.aaplog.org/
Death is not health care. The flushing of a fertilized egg (human) is not health care. Of course, the debate most people succumb to is “when does life begin?” There are numerous opinions out there. You can mix and match until you find one you agree with. Ancient Romans and Darwin believed life didn’t begin until a child was able to reproduce. A Roman Father had the authority to kill a child at any point. If you are a true Darwinian, you may agree with him.
With 3D ultrasounds of babies clapping in the womb while Mom and Dad sing have hopefully overridden the silly science textbook pictures of fetuses looking like oddly shaped fish. We can all argue until we are blue in the face about when life begins, but our opinions do not trump fact. God knits each human in his/her mother’s womb.
For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb. Ps. 139:13
“I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception…. I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life….
I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty…is not a human being. This is human life at every stage.”-
Dr. Alfred M. Bongioanni, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania,
What does this debate have to do with a women’s right to health care? Health care should not include ending a life. Heath care gives life. It doesn’t destroy it.
Modern feminism claims women have reproductive rights including a right to abortion. Again, abortions are life taking, that doesn’t line up with healthy or health care. Women are less healthy after taking birth control pills or having an abortion. Don’t look on pro-abortion sites or feminism sites for negative info on the effects of birth control and abortion, you won’t find any. There are studies being conducted, but they aren’t there.Find an honest women who has undergone and abortion and she will tell you the truth. She is damaged physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Her health has been damaged.
“Women who have abortions are 81 percent more likely to experience subsequent mental health problems, according to a new study published by Britian’s Royal College of Psychiatrics. The greatest increases were seen in relation to suicidal behaviors and substance abuse.”- Afterabortion.org
A women’s mental health is at risk after abortion as well as her physical health.
“Two studies of the entire population of women in Demark published in 2012 have shown similar results. The first found that the risk of death following abortion remains higher in each of the ten years following abortion. The second found that the risk of death increases with each abortion, 45% after one abortion, 114% after two abortions, 192% after three or more abortions.”- Afterabortion.org
What is women’s health care? Isn’t it staying healthy? Not participating in practices that harm or have giant side effects because of a magic pill. Not killing unborn children. Women should be taken care of. Their health should be a priority because it is women who bring forth life wherever they go.
Women do have choices, yes, but the consequences of those choices don’t go away because modern feminism says so. If you are reading this and you have had an abortion and believe the popular idea of ‘choice’, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for your emotional pain and suffering. Please know you are not alone. There is a God who cares about you and loves you. Please be kind to yourself, find someone you trust to talk to. Don’t bear the burden and pain alone.
Women’s health care should be a priority in the world. True feminism makes it a priority, however health care should bring life, not death.