At a National Press event, groups like “Catholics for Choice” and the “Reproductive Justice League” gathered to make statements about the HHS ongoing conundrum over Women’s Birth Control and Abortion Services’. Health & Human Services under Obamacare ordered Catholic Institutions to provide Birth Control and Abortions, something that goes against the very teachings of the Church. As the blowback by people of Faith leveled the Administration, Obama changed his mind and has said the Insurances will provide it, “maybe”. Upset over the flip-flop, Catholics for Choice, an unrecognized group at Catholic University came out full force to share their stories.
First up at the Press conference was Callie Otto, Catholic University Student and President of the group “Catholics for Choice”. Callie states she is not a practicing Catholic. She relates in a emphatic tone that her “Religious liberty to practice individual freedoms are being “trampled” and this is not acceptable”. HUH? Her Religious liberty…to practice individual freedoms…are being trampled…I don’t even know what that means–what does that mean Callie?? Callie states she pays 50,000 dollars a year tuition (I guess she didn’t get the free student loans from Obama?) and cries “for that kind of money shouldn’t I be able to get free birth control too?”
How can we still be so racist, sexist, misogynist? Callie can’t seem to get over “the discrimination”. Catholic University is “imposing their Religious beliefs on the Students by not providing Abortions and Birth Control on Campus”. Right, how can Catholic University not provide those things….what a bunch of haters!
Other speakers like Erik Orantes, who proudly stated he interned for Pelosi, was extremely upset. Mr. Orantes is also a student at that terrible Catholic University. Erik tells of students having to “hide” and be “shunned” who are looking for birth control, and of students “having to travel great distances to search and obtain birth control. (Erik & Gang- google- Clinics for Birth Control Washington DC area-wow 5 clinics- isn’t that just a big fat surprise? huh. Maybe the crazy kids google is “broken” too) Erik was also “appalled”, and called on “men of virtue to stand up” at all the “trampling of rights going on with the birth control issue in America!” And it goes on like that for about 20 minutes, with students from Georgetown and Fordham relating the same type shock and total utter hardship searching the Country for Birth Control.
The whole problem it seems, is that since they attend Catholic Universities which do not provide birth control, where are they to go? They can’t seem to find anywhere to get birth control, and they are extremely upset at those mean US Bishops who are to blame for their rights being trampled and their “lives at risk” over this situation. They state the Bishops blowback at Obama have caused the HHS to recant the order to the Catholic Church to pay for their employees and students Birth Control, Abortions, Abortifacients, which they call “Women’s Reproductive Rights”. One Student who stated her name was Sondra became teary eyed at the thought of her friend who has ovarian cysts, and no way to get birth control pills, and the pain, the pain she is experiencing hourly. Sondra yelled “And you, you US Bishops don’t suffer, you have no idea what suffering is”.
I called three Free Clinics and all three said with an ovarian cyst condition “if birth control pills were prescribed, they would be eligible for obtaining them for free”–if they made under 22,000 a year (one person). If they made over that amount the price would be at the most 50.00 a month. I was suffering just listening to the absurd thought of Law School Students being stumped on where to get Birth Control….but I guess its an epidemic.
One Keeley Monroe, added that as a freshman at Fordham she felt the need to almost put out a “cheesy want ad”. Keeley put the frustrations of the group like this “a cheesy want ad saying female looks for affordable contraception who is perfectly able of making that decision”. Cheesy as well of course, is this ad “capable female can’t find affordable contraception anywhere in America?”.
And, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was also a speaker. She is well known to in the Catholic world as a dissenter and an illogical one at that. In the Atlantic (Dec 9th 2011), she talked about the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which she made emphasis that it is “the Feast of the Conception of Mary—not Jesus”. She said that since “St. Anne and St. Joachim (naturally conceived Mary), then shouldn’t the Catholic Bishops realize woman have consciences and know when to conceive.” Now what does that mean…. Kathleen…. what does it meeaaan? I also had 12 years Catholic School, but I must have missed this class on all things relevant to rational thought on all things. The Kennedy clan, really need to think about calling themselves Catholic, they seem to think the Catholic Church’s doctrines and dogmas are up for a popular vote. The whole idea is laughable. What comes to mind are the dogs of Proverbs, and Peter 2:2 see link: wXWboJ
How about the freedom to chose to leave the Catholic Church? Or not go to a Catholic University? And do I have to say, I know it may be a stretch, but this isn’t about access of birth control, my God, 12 year olds can get ABORTIONS in California WITHOUT their parents even being notified. This of course, is about making individuals who are in charge of Religious Institutions, pay for what the Church has steadfastly deemed against it’s teachings. Moreover, this isn’t about Catholics, or ignorant illogical youths, its about undercutting Liberty. And they will keep coming. We must send the message that their irrational doublespeak, won’t be allowed to pass this time. We Americans won’t back down…we never do when it comes to Freedom.
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