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Women Star in the President’s Political Theater: Who’s Really Getting Played?

05 Mar

at Catholic Online

After Sandra Fluke’s testimony before Congress last week, two things became clear: 1) This controversy is political theater if I ever saw it, and 2) modern, secular “feminism” makes women stupid.

With a pen stroke and a press conference, President Obama used women to initiate a war on Religious freedom and with the media lapdogs panting at his heels, he made sure the Republicans, and especially the Catholic Church, were painted as misogynist zealots.

Ms. Fluke has become the latest player in a drama that President Obama has manufactured and fueled for his own political gain. Fluke, the Georgetown law student who’s actually an activist for Reproductive Justice, joined Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius, Barbara Boxer, Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood), Nancy Keenan (NARAL), and scores of other Congressional leaders and political activists who are bemoaning the trials of life without free birth control pills. With the President leading this contrived and fraudulent battle over “women’s health”, these so-called feminists have pinned women’s entire well-being to a package of pills and reduced women to just vaginas and uteruses.

Fluke, who was portrayed as a 23 year-old co-ed, is actually 30 years old and by her own admission chose to attend Georgetown precisely so she could battle their insurance policy since it does not cover contraceptives. What a handy witness she turned out to be last week on behalf of Obama’s contraception mandate. So important was she to Obama’s theater show that he personally called her to apologize for things Rush Limbaugh said on his program concerning her testimony.

Fluke testified that she and her classmates have to spend $3,000 during their time at Georgetown on contraception, and it’s simply an unbearable financial burden for them. If they paid top-dollar for birth control pills, that would be about $600 a year; $1,800 for three years. A box of condoms ranges from about $4.00 to $15.00. That’s maybe another $100 a year, but still nowhere close to $3,000.

To put this in perspective, I can sponsor two children through World Vision for less than $100 a month. That money actually helps feed, clothe and educate a child, and improve the lot of her community as well. So you can feed, clothe and shelter a child in a poverty-stricken country, or you can subsidize an Ivy-league college student’s sex life by buying her birth control.

To give you another perspective, consider what’s happening to active-duty military families and veteran retirees. Active-duty families will soon see their prescription costs increase while their access to civilian pharmacies shrinks. Military retirees are going to see their health insurance premiums skyrocket very soon, as Obamacare tries to force them off Tricare and onto one of the government exchange programs instead.

So while active-duty military families are paying more for all their prescriptions — medicines needed for actual illnesses — Ivy-league college co-eds simply MUST be provided with free birth control.

Meanwhile, unionized civilians health care benefits will be untouched. No additional costs for them, no sir. Protect union workers; ask military families to sacrifice even more. From whom much is already asked, even more will be required. Is this the new American way?

What Fluke and her peers need is not a legal education but a common sense, moral education. In about 30 minutes, they could all be taught how to manage their fertility without drugs, and their “birth control” would cost them absolutely nothing but self-control and mature decision-making. It’s called personal responsibility. And you know what? It’s very empowering!

In the real world, when you don’t have the money to pay for something you want, you do without it. Contraception is not food and water. It’s not electricity and shelter. It’s not a need at all. If Fluke wants birth control pills, fine, she can have them. She can also pay for them herself. No one is obligated to provide them for her.

This is the epitome of the entitlement society and mentality that we now live in. To insist that government or our employers must subsidize our sexual habits and behavior makes us officially the most selfish, lazy, immature, and embarrassing society America has ever seen.

Not to mention the most hypocritical. We demand the government stay out of our bedrooms while also demanding the government pay for our contraception. These modern “feminists” like Fluke will shout, “My body, my choice” and “stay out of my uterus” and most of all, “the Church has no right to tell me what to do with my body!” But now she is demanding that same government, that same Church must relieve her of the cost and responsibility for her own personal choices and bear the burden themselves.

Is this really the future of young American women? Do they really not have the brains to figure out that if they don’t have promiscuous, premarital sex, they don’t need to worry about paying for contraceptives? As an added bonus, they also won’t have to worry about STD’s and unwanted pregnancy. Why is that simple concept so hard to grasp?

It’s infuriating to me as a woman that this entire controversy is being played as a “war on women” and that this asinine contraceptive mandate is for the sake of “women’s health.” Artificial hormones bring with them serious risks for women and pose a real danger to women’s health. Pumping a woman’s — worse, a young girl’s still-growing body — full of these artificial hormones should not be anyone’s idea of the right way to take care of a woman’s health.

Fertility is not a disease. How insulting to suggest that women require artificial hormones, contraceptive devices, and abortion in order to be happy, healthy, and prosperous.

The language of this mandate and the rhetoric being used to defend it is insidious. Preventing pregnancy is equated with women’s health. Preventing children is equated with women’s well-being. Pregnancy = unhealthy and expensive. No pregnancy = healthy and cost-saving. Children have become the enemy. Children are now threatening, ominous dollar signs that we must strategically avoid.

This is really a mandate against life. What begins with pills in order to prevent pregnancy and save money will eventually become mandated abortions to eliminate children, especially disabled, “imperfect”, medically expensive ones. America is not immune to this progression. We’re submitting to it right now, and modern, secular “feminists” are leading the way.

The “feminists” swear that this is all about protecting women and their choices, blah blah blah. Baloney. The irony they don’t get is this mandate only further puts the responsibility of pregnancy and children totally on women, leaving men with nothing to do but use women for their sexual gratification and then walk away. Train the guys well to make sure their girlfriend is on the Pill so he can get what he wants, and then when the contraceptives fail, she can walk into Planned Parenthood where they’ve been waiting for her and she can get “her problem” taken care of. Teach those young boys now that girls are just vaginas with a pretty face.

Greater access to contraceptives does not prevent unplanned pregnancy.   Just the opposite. If people think they can have worry-free, consequence-free sex, they have more sex more often with more partners. And since contraception fails, more pregnancies result.

Face it; Cecile Richards doesn’t love this mandate because she wants to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies. She doesn’t want to put herself out of business. She loves this mandate because she knows that it will bring her more business. More promiscuous sexual activity means more STD’s and more pregnancies. And those “unwanted” babies will need to be gotten rid of for the sake of the woman’s future, so Cecile and company will be there holding the doors open to their abortion mills, happily counting their cash.

President Obama has created this contraception brouhaha for the express purpose of getting women in a tizzy before November. He plans to stoke the fire even further at Barnard College in NY, where he just made himself the commencement speaker.

“Word of Mr. Obama’s appearance at Barnard, a 123-year-old women’s college in New York City, comes as the White House and Democrats have seized on Republican attempts to block a requirement for contraception coverage in the new health care law, saying it amounts to a “war on women.”
Democrats believe the issue could be an effective rallying point with women voters in a presidential election year, and the decision to appear at the prestigious women’s school could provide a high-profile forum for the president on that front.”

He called and invited himself, displacing Jill Abramson from the NY Times, who was already scheduled to give the commencement speech.

Whatever else he talks about in his speech, it ought to be alarmingly clear that this President is not interested in freedom.  Barack Obama doesn’t want to be the leader of a free republic. He wants to be King. He wants to be the Sovereign. He doesn’t govern or lead — he simply issues mandates from on-high. So what if our Constitution guarantees the Freedom of Religion? He’s been telling us for years now that it’s really just the “Freedom of worship”, and if it gets in the way of his dictatorial edicts, well, then to hell with it.

C’mon ladies, wake up and stop being used and played for political points. This contraception theater show is insulting and women deserve better.

 

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9 responses to “Women Star in the President’s Political Theater: Who’s Really Getting Played?

  1. John Tran

    March 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I am a Catholic priest, and I have been looking for some Catholic women to speak out on this issue. Jennifer is a God Sent American Catholic Woman! I am proud of her. Thank you, Jennifer. With smart, strong and loving women like you, we priests do not feel alone in our ministerial mission!
    Fr. JKT

     
    • catholicmoxie

      March 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM

      Thank you, Father! I appreciate your very kind words and encouragement. God bless you and keep you, strengthen you and fill you with His love.

       
  2. Rev. Phillip McCracken

    March 6, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    I wrote this in WORD and all the formatting was lost…

    Hello Good Person — I did a little research and was not surprised when I found that there is virtually no one in the religious community save yourself joining in the debate over the Sandra Fluke controversy. I will continue to search for God’s people speaking out on this important matter.

    I found two interesting Bible passages that shed light onto the idea that sex outside of marriage/fornication is wrong – one is in the OT and the other is in the NT—

    14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral [fornicators] and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. Rev. 22:14,15 NKJV

    “‘I am filled with fury against you, declares the Sovereign LORD, when you act like a brazen prostitute! When you were unlike a prostitute, because you scorned payment. You adulterous woman! You prefer strangers to your own husband! All prostitutes receive gifts, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere. I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring on you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger. Then I will deliver you into the hands of your lovers, and they will tear down your mounds and destroy your lofty shrines. They will strip you of your clothes and take your fine jewelry and leave you stark naked. I will put a stop to your prostitution, and you will no longer pay your lovers. Then my wrath against you will subside and my jealous anger will turn away from you; I will be calm and no longer angry. Ezekiel 16 abridged NIV

    My point is that America is in a dreadfully terrible place – in part because the religious voice has been extinguished. Religious leaders – Protestant’s are not able to stand up and speak out about controversial topics and neither are Catholics. It would seem to me that in terms of American Christianity, the salt has lost its saltiness…

    13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13

    If one believes as I do that we are in that time of the Last Days, my thinking is that the biggest problem is that our religious community has surrendered its voice to the government – the dark power of the devil.

    Ms. Fluke is not just the poster child of women’s rights to free birth control, but she is also a symbol of womanhood under the banner of Eve who took us where we are today. If the Bible is right, we, the American people have a very serious problem. Not only is it that many of us will not get through the “Pearly Gates,” but the nation itself is lost. Isn’t American sexuality what we are most known for worldwide?

    Where is the religious voice when some miscreant said, “If it feels good do it?”

    And why in God’s name did the Catholic bishops not excommunicate those politicians within their community who encourage and promote homosexuality?

    Is it too late for America?

    Rev. JP McCracken retired phmc79@aol.com

    catholicmoxie.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/women-star-in-the-presidents-political-theater-whos-really-getting-played

    Wake Up, Deborah!

     
  3. Angela Petrash

    March 6, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Jennifer,
    Just found your blog via Catholic Online. I love how you have nailed the hypocrosy of these “women”. You really put this into perspective and it a really great way. “Stay out of my bedroom… but you have to pay for my birth control.”
    Thanks for your words. You are now on my list of favorites!
    Instaurare omnia in Christo+
    Angela

     
  4. Chris Davis

    March 6, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Excellent! Absolutely excellent. I am a 22 year old male soldier in the Army. I see so many women and men my age falling into this trap. Its amazing to see someone who has some common sense. God bless you!

     
  5. Monica

    March 5, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Thank You for this! I’ve been waiting for a REAL Woman to finally say something worth reading & and repeating.
    Thank You for speaking the TRUTH!
    God Bless You!

     
  6. adamelio

    March 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    These words were exactly what I was looking for. Even if one is FOR contraceptives, it’s not up to the “feminists” to “reduce women to just vaginas and uteri,” and it’s not up to anyone else to pay for it. I despise where testimonies like this one place me as a woman, and I’m angry, as a Christian, for the false testimony it gives that if you are a Christian against contraceptives, then you hate women and their health. Personal choice is almost non-existent, when you see it from the big picture. I only hope that more people can read this blog. It’s actual truth.

     
  7. Beate

    March 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Jennifer, I just found your blog by following a link on NOR. WOW! Thanks for shouting from the rooftops what’s been on my mind and in my heart lately. My prayers are with you.

     
  8. Michael Brandon

    March 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Jennifer:

    Well written, and with just enough righteous anger at and frustration with the status quo. These are very challenging and trying times, and you must continue your prophetic mission to speak up for authentic femininity.

    Thank you for speaking out.

    Michael

     

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