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Is Pregnancy a Disease?

by Larry Spargimino

teen girlsIn a society of sliding moral standards, anything goes—and the government wants to use your tax  dollars to support it.

The Obamacare contraception mandate was a major issue in the 2012 presidential campaign, and there is a high likelihood that the left may soon be pushing for taxpayer-funded abortifacient drugs for young girls as part of the 2016 campaign strategy.

WorldNetDaily reports on a pilot test program in Colorado, where a private, charitable organization has paid for long-term birth control for teenage girls, such as implants and IUDs. They are reporting a dramatic reduction in the incidents of pregnancy. As a result, activists in Colorado have decided to take the idea statewide on the taxpayers’ tab.

The report indicates that the  Colorado legislature has considered legislation for taxpayer funding for long-term birth control, but the legislation did not pass. Despite the defeat in Colorado the issue has been reported in the New York Times. Activists believe that when a pilot test like this reaches the Times the soil is ripe for it to become a national agenda. It is believed that if Hillary Clinton gets the Democratic nomination, she will certainly push this issue as part of her women’s rights campaign.

But, Christians believe that this sends a wrong message to teenage girls, namely, that we don’t trust them to be responsible with their own sexuality. Supposedly, the government will take care of them. They can have sex without consequences.

However,  Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute—a public policy think tank—states: “There is no sex without consequence, even if pregnancy is not one of the consequences. The incidents of sexually transmitted diseases will increase. The sense of responsibility for these young women, their ability to have longer-term relationships later in life will be threatened.”

Turner observes: “If young women are not taking care of themselves, men are not going to respect them. It certainly could be  compromising their health. Their sense of being able to earn their place in a civil society absolutely will be compromised. …

“There’s this culture of death that I think is such an antithesis to what health care is about. They treat pregnancy as a disease instead of leaving it as the living force that it is. There is a very basic, fundamental difference between the agenda of the right and the agenda of the left. That’s really manifest in this most recent controversy.”

There is a wonderful peace, purity, and simplicity in the Christian life. Psalm 119:5–6 remind us of this. “O that my ways were directed to keep thy statues! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.”

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