“Some New York city public high schools now offer students “The Morning After” birth control pill; and Mayor Bloomberg’s cool with it, so long as they wash it down with a soda that’s less than 16 ounces!” — Jodi Miller, News Busted
My news feeds this morning were flooded with articles touting: “Studies show that free birth control leads to fewer abortions,” like this one from the New York Times, this one from Think Progress, “New study confirms Obamacare’s Birth Control Mandate could reduce abortion rate,” and several others (like this one, for example).
We are expected to believe that the timing of this media blitz has nothing to do with, say, the fact that the President’s popularity rating is not looking so hot right now…
Or with the fact that there has been some outrage, or at least warranted concern, over New York City public schools giving Plan-B, an abortifacient “contraceptive” drug, to minors without their parents’ consent. Please read Rebecca Hamilton’s post on Public Catholic to learn exactly why we should be concerned.
It’s a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have had sex. — AP report
Here is the real logic behind the claim that the free birth control they are dispensing now reduces abortion rates: Studies now show that abortion inducing drugs effectively reduce the likelihood that a woman will have an abortion. And that’s why we need government funded contraception (and abortion coverage) under ObamaCare.
It is sadly impressive how many people are actually convinced by it.
It is also sadly impressive the extent to which the media will distort reality in order to support their champion, Obama. They fail to see why the HHS Mandate is wrong — that it tramples on people’s freedom of conscience. They only see free birth control, and have allowed themselves to be manipulated into thinking that anyone who opposes the Mandate is trampling on their freedom and their rights.
Basically they’ve reduced the notion of freedom into what I can get for free. That’s not the freedom so many people fought for, nor the freedom they gave their life for, in order that we may live freely.