Saturday, February 18, 2012

Contraception...A New Women's Issue?

This latest trek down the women's right to choose birth control and contraception is a desperate attempt by the Obama media complex to create an issue that does not really exist. When you can't run on your record, you need to run on issue that are made-up.

Birth control can have a broad definition. Simply it is the ability a woman has to control pregnancy. Women have done this for millenia. Whether through abstinence, the rhythm method or some form of man-made contraception, women have the means to control pregnancy. (Note, abortion is not contraception.)

There are some organizations, namely religious sects that do not want its members to use any contraception. The points being let nature take its course and increase its likely followers. Even within religious sects, most women/couples make up their own minds.

As far as I know, the LDS Church has never told its members to not use birth control. Rather the guidance has been to make the decision as a couple through prayer and wisdom. There are certainly couples that elect not to use contraception, but this is their decision. If there is a couple where they are in disagreement, then this couple has other issues that should have been worked out prior to marriage. In my mind, this decision is weighted more on the woman's opinion. The male must provide but a greater burden is placed on the woman to raise, nurture and care for the children.

The whole issue being raised by the Democratic media complex / MSM is an effort to divert attention from Obamacare toward some made-up social issue aimed at labeling conservative and religious Republicans as non-mainstream.

The bottomline is that it is not the government's role to provide healthcare for its citizens. It is not something provided in the Constitution. One cannot force someone to provide a service. Likewise, it is not the government's role to provide contraceptive products -- to use taxpayers money to this end. If private insurance companies want to offer this as part of its healthcare coverage options, that is their right. In this model, the subscribers fund this with their fees.

The Republicans had better nail this head-on, not with an argument about the merits of contraception rather the role the government should play in healthcare.

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