Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood Do NOT Have A Say

“The Soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the Soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war” – General Douglas MacArthur

After the Obama Administration issued the unconstitutional and unjust HHS mandate forcing all employers to cover and provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs in employee health plans, five religious leaders, all of them men, voiced their objections before Congress.  Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, responded by launching the I Have A Say campaign, which I included in a previous entry about men and abortion…

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In said entry, I also included this response from Father John Hollowell… 

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After the campaign kicked off, the faithful responded in kind…

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I applaud these efforts, but I like to go for the throat, so let’s get to it.

Piece By Piece…

Richards loses her case the moment she states it.  However, she REALLY digs herself into a hole when she adds the qualifier about “sexually active women”.

The first and most fundamental point: Why don’t we, the Catholic Church and other opponents of contraception, have OUR say?  We have our beliefs, our practices, and our morals.  We have our rights to religion, free speech, and protest, all of which these men exercised in their testimonies.  Why must our say be silenced?  Since when did “women’s rights” to sterile sex trump the most fundamental right of ALL humans?  We’ve been over this before, but this debate is not about contraception.  It’s about religious liberty.

Secondly, the Church vocally opposes contraception and abortion, but we’re not necessarily saying that employers shouldn’t be allowed cover these things should it be of their own free will here.  We’re just wondering why we’re being forced against our own morals and punished when we refuse to comply.  Wal-Mart and Target have multiple forms of the pill on their $9 list of covered “prescriptions,” so there is no way this argument could be about either cost or access (not to mention that the average box of pills costs about that much, give or take a dollar or two, at either place).

Thirdly, on “sexually active women”: The Church says “no sex outside of marriage.”  So why should we, with one violation of our own teaching, be required to enable another violation?  If someone disagrees with Church beliefs or doesn’t like that we’re not going to cover for their shenanigans, they don’t have to work for us.  And a quick reminder about contraception: Church teaching is dogmatic.  It.  Can’t.  Be.  Changed.

Pro-choicers claim that pro-life organizations praying and handing out literature at abortion mills don’t understand what a young woman in such a situation is going through (I’m sure the women holding “I regret my abortion” signs have something of an idea, but I digress).  My question is how many pro-choice guys immediately think “I’d do her” upon seeing an attractive girl?  Furthermore, if they got their wish but also got the girl pregnant, how many of them would be mature enough care for the mother and child?  How many pro-choice guys are responsible for women having to make that choice in the first place?

Like Trying To Make Fire Cold

So it all comes back to the quote at the beginning of this post.  I currently work in retail selling suits and menswear.  Men will always need fashionable clothing for various reasons.  This is a need that will never disappear.  However, the need drives the business.  Planned Parenthood is unique.  The opposite is true for them: The business drives the need.

I wonder which Cecile Richards is more concerned with: sexual activity or women’s health?  Since this “health care” is dependent on sexual activity, which is (in most cases) an act of will and consent, I think you know the answer.  My next entry will challenge Richards’ claim that “it’s not safe for women in some states.”

I fail to see how these women that Cecile Richards pretends to be so concerned about don’t have a voice.  Most of Hollywood, most news sources, several major businesses, and at least half of Congress have pro-abortion agendas and sympathies.  And lest we forget, Barack Obama, the most radically pro-abortion president in history, currently occupies the Oval Office.  Please explain how women have no support.

My Personal Response To Cecile Richards

Ms. Richards, you are at best a liar and a hypocrite.  You who have three children when the national average is two (even among Christians) are in no position to speak.  I see clearly and directly through your attempts at silencing these and all other brave speakers of truth.  YOU are what is wrong with this picture.  YOU do not have a say!


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