“Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”
-Acts of the Apostles: 9:4-5
“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
This month marks the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. The president marked the anniversary of this decision by making a statement that this is a chance to recognize the “fundamental Constitutional right” to abortion and to “continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”
This past Friday, the Obama administration finalized rules under the health care program that orders citizens – unless they work directly at a church – to buy government-approved health insurance plans that cover sterilizations and contraceptives, including pills that induce abortions.
I have, in the past, stated my personal opinion that abortion is intrinsically evil and that the Supreme Court, in its 1973 decision, grossly overstepped its Constitutional bounds and trampled on the 10th Amendment and states’ rights by its fashioning out of whole cloth, the “hypocritical” right to privacy, to cover the Roe decision. This right to privacy seems only to apply to abortion and to no other endeavor that the federal government has, in my opinion, stuck its intrusive nose in, over the last 80 years.
I do not want to make this article another discussion of the issue of abortion but of the right to freedom of choice and foremost the freedom of religious beliefs and practices, and this administration’s assault on those rights that are implicit in the health care bill. READ MORE »