Man­date de­stroys women’s health

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Peo­ple rightly took to the streets across Amer­ica to rally against the Health and Hu­man Ser­vices in­sur­ance man­date that forces ev­ery­one to pay for con­tra­cep­tion, ster­il­iza­tion and abor­tion-in­duc­ing medicine.

The man­date is a bla­tant at­tack on the re­li­gious be­liefs of the Catholic Church. If you op­pose abor­tion, you will still have to pay for ev­ery­one else who wants an abor­tion.

Con­tra­cep­tion ac­tu­ally in­creases un­planned preg­nan­cies be­cause peo­ple rely on it to pre­vent preg­nancy and for­get that it is not 100 per­cent ef­fec­tive. Planned Par­ent­hood is bank­ing on the fail­ure rate to fuel their abor­tion busi­ness. Ac­cord­ing to the Alan Guttmacher In­sti­tute, which keeps sta­tis­tics for Planned Par­ent­hood, more than 50 per­cent of abortions are per­formed on women who were us­ing con­tra­cep­tion in the month they con­ceived.

Con­tra­cep­tion, ster­il­iza­tion and abor­tion all cause a nor­mal, healthy body to mal­func­tion. This health in­sur­ance man­date will pay for the destruc­tion of the good health of a woman in or­der to pre­vent the life of a baby. If preg­nancy oc­curs, the man­date en­sures we will pay for the destruc­tion of the baby. Pres­i­dent Obama is adamant that these ser­vices be pro­vided free of charge.

The Catholic Church pro­vides many of our na­tional health ser­vices, but this in­sur­ance man­date will force it to vi­o­late its con­science or close its doors. It will cost us plenty, but when look­ing at this is­sue through eyes of faith, noth­ing can com­pare to the price of a dam­aged hu­man soul. LAURA JONES An­napo­lis

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