Women need access to birth control so they don’t have to have an abortion. Or at least that is what everyone seems to think. A lot of people are for the HHS Mandate because they think all women need access to birth control. They say that if there was access to more birth control than the abortion rate would drop. By saying this, they think that the Catholic Church will bow.
To the Catholic Church, birth control and abortion are two separate issues. We disagree with birth control because it acts as a barrier between a husband and wife. Notice I said husband and wife, not man and woman. There wouldn’t be enough proof in the world that birth control prevents abortion for the Catholic Church to accept birth control. Because birth control still prevents pregnancies that may be intended by God.
Recently a study was conducted in Spain that showed abortions actually doubled despite the increased availability of contraception. This study followed women from 1997 to 2007 and showed that when more birth control was available, more abortions were performed.
I would love for the secular media to discuss this. Please hold your breath with me. This isn’t news to them. In fact, this is very anti-news because it is anti-life. The secular media wants to shield us from the truth.
Why? Do they believe we can’t handle the truth? Or do they realize that the majority of Americans are so closed-minded that they won’t accept the truth for what it is.
More access to birth control equals more procreation. Don’t get me wrong, the Catholic Church is not against procreation…in marriage. But when birth control is used, there is a reason. And most of the time the reason is because a child is not wanted. When a child is not wanted, a child can be destroyed.
The HHS Mandate is an insult to the female race. This does not help us have more access to birth control. The HHS Mandate in reality is providing more opportunities for sexual encounters, mostly outside of marriage, that are not intended to produce a child. The HHS Mandate is only going to help increase the number of abortions.
So, are we a country for life or for death? It really comes down to that.