Dick Morris has a theory that the Democrats are inventing a mission to save contraception from Republicans who want to ban it. This is interesting, since there are no Republicans trying to ban it, although there are some who don’t believe that tax payers should have to foot the bill for these recreational drugs.
Abortion is not a big winner with the public. Most, however, have not been informed that using hormones which alter their physiological systems 24/7/365, in order to have a little additional indoor sport, is not medically sound. Face it gurls, you are not your original self while on the pill. The public still thinks it wants birth control. No one is even trying to get rid of it. Pharmer is living decades into the future on this issue, and thinks people will turn to less physiologically disruptive means for reproductive self regulation.
Right now, Dick Morris thinks that the left is putting up birth control as a human right in the place of abortion, and inventing a fight between the Democrats and Republicans on the issue during this campaign. He says it was signified by Stephanopolous questioning Romney on whether States could ban the pill and if they had a right to do so. Santorum was also questioned on the issue. Neither candidate has any history of attempting to ban birth control. Historically such a ban was dealt with in the Griswold vs. Connecticut Supreme Court decision.
Of course a state could do ANYTHING it wanted to until it is stopped. Obama is doing that now, with his insurance mandate making people buy things that they don’t want to.
In North Carolina, a state agent has been caught taking away school kids lunches and billing the parents for substitutes fed to the kids from the school cafeteria. School lunches must now meet USDA standards. Romney’s own state made people buy health insurance. So yes, a state could ban birth control until someone stopped them. But such a ban is not an issue now, and not a thing which the Republicans care about.
Even the United States Catholic Church has ceased preaching against artificial birth control. Paul Rahe professor of history from Hillsdale College has written a hugely significant piece explaining how the U.S. Bishops sold out to the socialists in exchange for the false charity of redistributing the wealth. Rahe points out that in the 13 years he has been attending Church, since returning, he has heard NO sermons or messages regarding birth control, though he has attended at many different locations. Pharmer concurs that this preaching has almost totally ceased. Many pastors try avoid the issue of abortion also, being afraid to disturb the 40 percent of females who have had abortions at some time in their lives. In doing this, they also fail to offer the women a means of healing or repentance. (Pharmer places the “healing” first, since so many abortions are coerced.)
Rahe points out that the Catholic Church is now reaping the results of its multi-generational dance with socialism. The U.S. Church, like that in Europe and Canada is losing its ability to teach its religious tenets, due to government suppression.
Yesterday 2/14, Rahe published a followup article detailing the years of Cardinal Bernardin and his influence on the US Catholic Church. Those who avail themselves of the pro-life news media have been reading and commenting on these trends for decades. Now the larger conservative media venues have noticed. We see present day referrals to what for us is OLD news. This is a trend which affects all religions, not just Catholics. The religion with the best defense against this is Islam, since it lacks a teaching to turn the other cheek.
In a nutshell you see Obama pressing an agenda to make everyone pay for other people’s recreational birth control drugs/abortifacients/sterilizations. At the same time he has possibly ordered Reid allow a vote to undo this. Simultaneously, the Dems will present Republican resistance to forcing religious people pay for these drugs, as an effort to BAN the substances altogether. It’s how the lefties campaign.
Keep your focus on the issue of individual freedom and self determination, and not on this crazy shell game that the democrats are presenting.
Related: Many rantings from your friendly rural pharmacist on the U.S. Catholic Bishops. So many of them exchanged religious freedom for state controlled wealth redistribution.