Wow. It's been an astounding couple of weeks. Not only has our family's personal experience been nearly surreal, we've also been watching the two biggest life-issues stories in a long time: the battle between how the Komen Foundation chooses to spend its money and the political clout of Planned Parenthood, and the Obama Administration's heavy-fisted pursuit of denying personal and religious liberty to certain organizations.
This is from Kishore Jayabalan at the Acton Institute:
What if Obama is actually making a principled argument that abortion,
sterilization and contraception services are a fundamental aspect of
women’s health that cannot and should not be denied to anyone,
regardless of their own religious or individual convictions? Perhaps
the White House believes, as most progressives do, that these stodgy,
uptight opponents will eventually, inevitably, be overcome and we will
one day wonder what all the fuss about. If so, the administration is
doing much more than thinking about the next election; it’s redefining
what the word “health” means to include measures that violently take
away life from the most innocent and vulnerable persons, regardless of
who pays for the services. This makes it much more than a religious
freedom or a conscience issue and a matter of simple justice.