It bothers me that we have politicized women’s health. This applies to both sides of the political debate even though it is clear which side is bringing up the subject. It is amazing that in this very contentious political environment there is no shortage of well-aged white men expressing their demands to control women’s health, contraception, and abortion, but only the crickets respond when concerns for gun control are considered.
Life is sacred, so they say, therefore politicians being on the side of open access to deadly weapons are guilty of complicity in the taking of life. Many politicians want to de-fund Planned Parenthood (evil incarnate?) yet they don’t want to do anything to control the NRA or the vast numbers of weapons in this country … weapons that kill. Who are the murderers in this context?
What makes it even more difficult to accept is that the analogy is flipped: Planned Parenthood receives government money whereas the NRA gives the government, or at least some members of the government, money in the form of bribes. Imagine how government would progress if somehow it wasn’t centered on greed and corruption.
I know it’s a cliché but I truly believe that it is unconstitutional to pass laws that affect only one group of people in this country (women) without having equivalent legislation controlling similar features of another group of people (men). The government must be balanced and if contraception is going to be banned, then so too should all erection drugs. Furthermore, the more outlandish attempts to define conception (life) as beginning even before intercourse demands that all male masturbation be considered murder …murder with thousands of counts.
Did you ever stop to consider that our sitting government, specifically the congress, especially the Republican side of the aisle, spends most of its time trying to control the lives of citizens that are beginning to realize that their freedom might be rather short-lived?
Another problem with this concern for the sanctity of life: it is not only selectively pursued but it is also directly tied to religion and for the most part a specific religion … Christianity. If you do not believe in a supernatural deity, all powerful and all seeing, then the sanctity of life is just an individual, humanist desire not to be harmful to others and that includes allowing other to make their own decisions about their lives and their bodies. Furthermore, even if you are God-Fearing, do you think it’s a good idea to step in and let man take over control of what a deity might consider his (or her) right and responsibility. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if on judgment day, all those who appointed themselves as speaking for God were asked to stand in the long line for the Lake-of-Fire.