It’s ridiculous to be arguing about open access to contraception and legal abortion. They have been the law of the land for decades. Why would anyone even try to argue this point? As usual, when people make ridiculous arguments, it’s likely that there’s some unstated and unexamined core issue at stake.
Nobody should ever be forced to do or use something they morally disagree with, but come on. We live in a society where we are all responsible for pulling on the same line. We pay income taxes to fund all sorts of things we may, in detail, disagree with. If something is morally objectionable, it’s fair ball to campaign to change the law. But as long as it’s legal and acceptable to the majority of folks, we don’t get to “opt out”.
Population is power. From population come workers and warriors, scholars and voters, contributors and advocates. The Catholic Church has understood this for 2000 years. Their policy of conversion and reproduction has been phenomenally successful. The Democratic Party, beginning in the 1930′s, saw the light and began assembling a coalition of the growing demographics, which has given them an almost permanent national voter registration advantage. The same forces affect nations and cultures:
As here: http://www.globalenvision.org/library/8/1776
And here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States
There’s nothing either ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ with any of this, it’s just the way things are. Instead of a stupid squabble over birth control, we should be talking about a vision for the future of America in the face of profoundly changing demographics. Yes, we’ve been through this before, with prior waves of immigrants. The situations then were different, and you could argue more favorable for immigration, yet the nation still went through wrenching adjustments. But instead of openly discussing the forces and issues at work, and each side’s vision for the future, they squabble about birth control.
G’day all, and may God continue to bless America.