Thursday, February 16, 2012

"...prohibiting free exercise thereof..."

It isn't the birth control issue, stupid.  I don't know of anyone who wants to control anybody else's sex life (other than the Democrats that want to force us all to accept all sexual practices as legitimate and normal).

I, personally, am pro-life.  I have carried two babies, and started feeling them move at about twelve or thirteen weeks after they were conceived.  I know they were alive.  I believe that abortion should not be legal after about the eight week mark when the heart starts beating on its own, unless something about the pregnancy is killing the baby.

Abortion is not contraception.  Contraception is the prevention of sperm and egg meeting, and/or the prevention of the implantation of the results of such.  Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy.  And, since most women don't know they're pregnant until they're about six or so weeks at the earliest, and most doctors won't see them until 9-12 weeks, abortion is murder.

I do not, however, foist my beliefs off on others.  If someone wants to get an abortion, let them pay for it themselves.  And may God have mercy on them. 

I deeply and powerfully resent the government telling me that I have to pay for abortions for stupid sluts that don't understand how to use contraception.

I also deeply resent the government telling a religious organization--any religious organization--that they must act against their beliefs to be in compliance with a law.  The text of the first amendment to the Constitution reads "Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

The Catholic Church doesn't require non-Catholics to abide by their beliefs.  They don't require non-Catholics to work for them, nor do they require non-Catholics that do work for them to abstain from using the birth control method of their choice, or from seeking to murder a baby in the womb.  The Church simply doesn't pay for such, because of a belief (right or wrong) that doing such is acting to take the timing out of God's hands.

Again, to make it clear: it's not the birth control, stupid--it's that we don't want to pay for someone else's consequence-free fornication.

Thank God so many are raising their voice against this law.  I wouldn't put it past the... individual... currently in office to pull a Henry II if it were just one bishop/archbishop/cardinal opposing him.

15 comments:

  1. If you need me, I'm cleaning my guns...

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  2. "Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

    That says it all, HH.
    Great post.

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  3. You'd think so, wouldn't you, M Sgt B? Unfortunately, most in Washington, D.C., are lawyer-types that can't understand what the meaning of "is" is.

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  4. I wonder if those in Washington realize how close to the razor's edge we are walking. Did the members of the Reichstag realize the danger their country was in? Were they aware, in their heart, of what was to come? Every day I pray for a change, wish for the path to diverge. Yet, on it goes. Dangerous times HH, dangerous times.

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  5. Indeed, Bill. Indeed. It scares the crap out of me, because I have two very small children going into this.

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  6. I totally believe in FREEDOM OF CHOICE.......not just on an abortion issue BUT ANY ISSUE
    that curtails (my) personal freedoms.

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  7. Sure...just don't expect me to pay for your pot, any more than I want to pay for other people's abortions or birth control.

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  8. Got to thinking more about my response to you and the direction of our government/country. Put my thoughts together on my blog - see what you think.

    http://eiaft.blogspot.com/2012/02/commentary-frayed-around-edges.html

    Bill

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  9. I wonder how the liberals who are applauding the president's power grab will enjoy the next Republican president having the same power to nullify the First Amendment.

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  10. Bill--I commented on your blog.

    Joel--Just like they applauded the Patriot Act.

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  11. ......Sure...just don't expect me to pay for your pot, any more than I want to pay for other people's abortions or birth control......

    Interesting read......

    http://www.revleft.com/vb/marijuana-legalization-also-t156768/index.html?s=6c666197cb67969bd26c04b910da4fc2&t=156768

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  12. Again, I have nothing against legalizing pot. No more than I have against women taking birth control. And what weighs on their souls after they've had an abortion isn't my business. BUT! I don't want to pay for any of it.

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  13. Sorry for being a few days late to the party. That high pitched noise you hear coming from the vicinity of the original colonies would be the founding fathers collectively spinning in their graves at high RPM. Come to think of it, that's probably part of Barry's "green" jobs initiative...finding some way to hook them up to generators.

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  14. I'd guess the founders have been spinning in their graves since Wilson tried to form the League of nations, Shepherd. I just wish we could find some way to hook them up to generators--our electricity bill is rising, thanks to the whole "green energy" social engineering BS.

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