Wednesday, February 29, 2012

College Contraception

I thought I had seen everything until yesterday when Nancy Pelosi, that well-known Catholic theologian, held hearings regarding how much of a financial burden that securing contraceptives for this nation's college co-eds represents.  A young female witness from Georgetown University, testified that it was putting undue financial strains on her because her contraceptives were not free.  She bemoaned how unfair this was and that it made life really difficult.  Of course, Ms. Pelosi, bemoaned right along with her.  Obviously, the congresswoman and the co-ed agreed with the assessment that this was pure discrimination against women.  A co-ed does have the right to sleep with anyone she pleases at any time she pleases and we need to pay for her birth control so we don't have more abortions because, as everyone knows, we don't want that!

How much more do we have to sit through such bilge?  How much more are we expected to lend a sympathetic ear to America's co-eds who experience financial hardships because their budgets are stretched by the need to purchase birth control?  Since when was contraception a right?  Since when are we supposed to pay for birth control for someone else so they can participate in carnal delights as often as they like without one shred of responsibility?  How about abstinence?  Has anyone considered that as the only 100% foolproof way of avoiding the conception of that unwanted human being?

It is time that we stand up and call out the fools of our leadership and society.  What a woman does in the privacy of her own home or dorm room is strictly up to her.  But don't invite us into the room with forcing us to pay for her birth control.  We have to put a stop to this entitlement thinking.  Birth control is not a right and don't even try to tell me that I can say this because I am a man and don't have to worry about the consequences!  That argument simply does not wash.

The sad thing is that the way things are going what with Obama and his administration forcing religious institutions to pay for the provision of contraceptives, we will one day soon have to supply them free to anyone and everyone.  Of course, they are not free.  We, the people, are the ones who will paying for them.  What if I don't agree with the morals of any college student-male or female-who chooses to sleep with whomever and whenever?  Should I still be forced to pay for their birth control?  I think not!  These views may be seen as old fashioned and judgemental.  My response to that is, "So what!"  There is something to be said about old fashioned values and adhering to some sort of moral standard that retains the dignity of the human being.  Maybe our college students should worry more about the next paper due or the next presentation that needs further preparation than where their next free batch of contraception will come from!