Conservatives and liberals will never see eye to eye on abortion and the discussion that surrounds it.In the week our country celebrates its 238th birthday, our citizens are so deeply divided on social issues; we have lost the perspective of even “agreeing to disagree”. All the while, both sides, conservative and liberal, silently hope the other side will eventually give into the pressure of holding the line. It’s a game of political chicken. Liberals stand firm on the premise that if a Christian disagrees with the liberal point of an issue, they are haters–and Christians try to plead their case based on their belief in God and the Bible.
Disingenuous liberal thinkers believe Hobby Lobby had a “religious disagreement” regarding certain forms of contraception, all the while screaming that the conservative opinion is wrong and now endangers all women. The only danger is the lack of intelligence being used by disagreeing voices.
It took just a handful of hours for many writers to hit the blogosphere with fact checking on claims made by the Obama administration.
TheWashington Examinerpointed out that White House spokesman Josh Earnest was either wrong or “bent words” to explain the administration’s disagreement with the SCOTUS/Hobby Lobby decision. The biggest disappointment in the liberal reaction is the overwhelming distortion that business owners, who hold religious convictions, will no longer providing contraception to employees. The truth is that out of 20 options for birth control, only four options were in question, each of which terminate any progression of life after conception. In an effort to not parse words, there is a true distinction between the meanings of the words prevention (birth control/contraception) and termination (Morning After pills, etc.). Termination was the concern of Hobby Lobby.
Liberal thinking is so incredibly distorted. When seemingly intelligent individuals, especially those who work in the field of women’s health, are not willing to openly admit the drugs in question terminate a pregnancy, we have lost all sense of decency. Truly, it is difficult for those who believe life begins at conception, to follow the abortion line of thinking. Medicine today so quickly proves evidence of life, at conception, yet abortion supporters are truly blind to this reality.
What blinds these people? Those who have children understand the reality of carrying a child in your womb. They understand the effects of pregnancy to their own body, even before a child’s movements are noticed. What are abortion supporters and supporters of women’s rights, so afraid of, that they can’t let go of these four drugs being covered by some employer’s insurance plans?
It doesn’t matter if you want to make your own decisions for your health or at least believe you are doing so, or not. There is too much evidence which proves human life begins at conception. If an employer holds that belief, based on religion, they shouldn’t be forced to supply a drug meant for termination.
Pregnancy is not much different than planting a garden. The moment a seed is implanted in the soil, it begins to attach to the earth. In this process of growth, a true gardener would never dream of going to the garden the day after if planted the seeds and rip them out of the ground. And heaven forbid, if the family dog dug up the garden or if a gopher invaded your newly implanted soil. Anger would be any gardener’s first reaction to the destruction and loss of the seeds planted.
Yet, many women want the right and believe their employer should assist in this right, of providing a pharmaceutical way of “digging up” a newly planted garden.
In this SCOTUS ruling and in the beliefs of employers who have a personal faith; no one is limiting any woman’s freedom to have unguarded intercourse. No one is limiting a woman’s freedom to have guarded intercourse. No one is even telling a woman she can’t have an abortion.
Hobby Lobby and other religiously aware companies are saying they won’t pay for a woman’s abortion. This is a freedom those holding a religious stance deserve to hold and to be respected for holding; whether it is your belief or not. Just as those who support abortion want their views respected.
It’s perspective. Allowing ourselves to get caught up in arguments based on lies and propaganda, intended only for political posturing, and destroys our ability to understand one another’s perspectives and beliefs.
It is impossible to be sympathetic to a progressive point of view on women’s issues, when supposedly intelligent women, “can’t” find a method of birth control when they still have sixteen choices available. If these women only focus on what isn’t available and aren’t truthful to the fact, the four options in question, are for the purpose of terminating life, these women are no longer truly “in the fight”. They have lost their perspective on the argument.
When a position of only seeing what is not readily available is your focus, you no longer support the original purpose of the argument. Individuals have gone to the extremes of the argument. All credibility is lost. Trying to come to a consensus or understanding is now a moot point.
If liberal supporters, would take a step back, they might see the freedoms they already, have are in greater number than the freedoms they think they have lost. In this instance, the only loss is that some employers won’t financially support four pharmaceutical choices.
If this is the worst thing happening to women in our country, we have it good. No one in America is being brutally mutilated because they are female. No one in America is being stoned to death for having sex outside of marriage.
For a small population of women in our country, you may have to pay for a morning after pill. This “persecution” ranks so low on the “suffering” scale.
What happened this week with Hobby Lobby is America still believing in the freedom of religious expression. No one was expressing their religion upon anyone. Hobby Lobby was standing for what they believe and hold dear, as a part of their character.
If women’s equality and rights to make their own decisions about their body and life is so important to progressives, here are a few areas you can redirect your focus and join the fight. Help rescue girls who have been kidnapped or lured into sex trafficking in our country. Focus on how legislation can be drafted to outlaw and stop polygamy and underage marriage in certain communities. Help young ladies who live in America, yet their families live under Sharia law; assimilate to western culture, without the fear of being killed for their family’s honor. There is suffering and persecution of women.
If a woman works for a Christian employer and believes she may want or need one of the optional contraceptive drugs, she should make accommodations in her finances to purchase them herself. It’s a person’s perspective. Those against abortion will never see the perspective of those in favor. God will declare who was right or wrong. Until then, let’s move on America.