"You aim at a devout life, dear Philothea, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's Divine Majesty," says St. Francis de Sales in his book "Introduction to the Devout Life".
And we can all be Philotheas, as St. Francis notes: "I have made use of a name suitable to all who seek the devout life, Philothea meaning one who loves God."
giant Pfizer ordered the recall Tuesday of at least a million oral contractive
packets because the pills might not be potent enough to prevent pregnancy.
said the recall affected 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of
Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.
action could leave the pharmaceutical giant vulnerable to a multi-million
dollar lawsuit, according to one attorney.
Let’s hope that, nine months from now, those women with
defective pills won’t be lining up at their local abortion mill. Of course, if
they’re not, they’ll be encouraged to sue Pfizer for “wrongful birth”…or maybe
just “wrongful conception”?! Oh dear.
I’m almost afraid to consider the implications of this for
Obama-logic. But let’s follow it out, because it’s good to try to think the way
your enemy would.
Sebelius and Obama
say that all women have a right to free birth control. Obama says that being
forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term (in other words, to have a baby!) is a “punishment”.
Therefore, if the woman is given defective birth control
pills, and she gets pregnant, she should not have to have that baby…right? (Um…baby?
What baby? It’s NOT a baby!)
No! Say NO to Obama!
So, following Obama-logic: gosh darn it, we need some way
for that woman to get rid of that ba….er…pregnancy. Therefore, we’d better
re-fund Planned Parenthood in the states where they’ve been de-funded because
they are just the best at getting rid of … you know…unwanted clumps of cells.
And you know (following Obama-logic), the Supreme Court did
decide in 1992 (Planned Parenthood vs.
Casey) that abortion should continue to be legal, because Americans have
come to count on it in the event that their birth control fails.
Thus…ta-da! Abortion must
be a constitutional right! Further proof, ya know. And if abortion is a
constitutional right, then all employers ought to provide insurance coverage
for it, even if it’s against their “conscience”. (“Conscience? What’s a conscience?”)
Oh wait…here’s some further Obama-logic: according to a LifeSiteNews
report, the White House press secretary says there are no “constitutional
rights” issues with the HSS contraception mandate, and that
…this approach does not signal
any change at all in the administration’s policy on conscience protections. The
President and this administration have previously expressed strong support for
existing conscience protections, including those relating to health care providers.
That support continues.
In other words, the administration never intended to
recognize “conscience rights” at all? And there is no “freedom of religion”
under the First Amendment?
And so… “and to the Republic for which it stands, one
nation, under Obama, with contraception and abortion for all.”