Following up on Patrick’s post of earlier today, and this is a series of extra thoughts to develop and re-emphasize his point, the Administration has, in effect, declared human life a disease, or at the least has ordered us all to subsidize selfishness and modern genocide.
Think: Women’s Health™ tells us that contraceptives and abortofacients are essential. Contraceptives are intended to prevent conception and abortofacients to kill the “products of conception,” so that men can use women and women can use men without the threat of a new life blossoming in her womb. Conception must, then, be bad bad bad for Women’s Health™. Fertility has become a “pre-existing condition,” and sperm cells are an invading army (submariner navy?) set to wreak havoc by having the audacity to follow their nature and fertilize the ovum.
But conception is the means nature set up for us to, ya know, have more people around, so I guess having more people around must not be desirable either.
Odd position to take for a group of people who believe they are entitled perpetually to spend more of other people’s money. If conception is bad bad bad and must be prevented in the name of Women’s Health™, where will we get more taxpayers to fund it all? Even China will be bankrupt when their population implodes under the weight of the one-child policy (which ends up meaning kill the girls since they can’t make as much money and have those nasty wombs that issue forth more *shudder* children). Europe’s debt crisis is due in no small measure to the lack of workers to pay for the ridiculous social services they’ve legislated for themselves. The lack of workers comes in part from youth being coddled as adolescents way later into their lives at the front end and widespread early retirement and then reliance on the public dole at the back end, but moreso from the shrinking pool of able-bodied people of working age to fill the coffers that pay for all the services. They’re driving over a cliff. We’re not that far behind, and measures like this only push the accelerator further to the floor as we speed toward that cliff.
Is there possibly a more anti-life, anti-future policy than to subsidize entirely the acquisition of contraception and abortion?
I saw a stat on the news yesterday during coverage of some calamity somewhere in the world that has been going on for 9 months. Apparently during those nine months the number of deaths works out to one person killed every 30 minutes for nine months straight.
Child’s play. Since 1973, the number of abortions works out to roughly three persons killed every minute. Three every minute. And that doesn’t even touch on the lives denied because the couple gettin’ their glands satisfied (whether they love each other or not) are not open to life and keep the most important and breathtakingly beautiful part of their sexuality as man and woman cordoned off from the other. Imagine the hundreds of millions unable to enrich our lives and contribute to the betterment of humanity because the parents were selfish!
So really, it’s worse than conventional genocide. Even those who commit genocide as an act of war only do it to rival tribes or ethnic groups while leaving their partners-in-genocide alone. Conventional genocide requires fighting and rounding people up and big messy mass graves. Contraception and abortofacients are simple: a condom. a pill. an IUD. a simple surgery. Contraception and abortofacients know no ethnic or gender or racial lines*: they deny the dignity and worth of every human life across the board. They are the most widespread and insidious form of genocide, attacking not just one people, but all people.
The only ones not party to this modern day genocide are those who steadfastly reject the morality of such practices. And now we are being ordered by our government to assist in the genocide, to subsidize the purchase of the poison gas for the chambers, the machetes for the marauding hordes, the kool-aid for the cultic sacrifice.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but that’s how we see it. And given that view, is it any wonder we resist with such furor?
*While the actual techniques of abortion and contraception know no racial lines, the genesis of Planned Parenthood from the mind of the virulently racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger and the statistics of abortion are unmistakable in the racially tinged nature of the genocide. Something like 60% of pregnancies among black women in New York City end in abortion. The numbers are slightly better nationwide for black babies, around *only* 40% of all pregnancies among black women ending in abortion. So the genocide has hit one community harder than others, just as Margaret Sanger wanted. She’s not turning in her grave, she’s cackling and smiling. With Moloch.