“We don’t need any more unwanted babies.” – Chelsea Handler
For valid reason, Abortion is a sensitive and dividing topic for our nation. For some this issue is black and white, others very gray. As for me personally, I am a male who got snipped a while back, a man praying earnestly to see heaven one day, and so it became natural for me to say, ‘Oh, that’s easy. I’m against abortion.’ And press on…
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” – Mother Teresa
But that is not what I’m trying to do on this blog – we are looking for the answer to a different question. In a society of mankind, knowing all we have discovered about life, assessing our history to reveal how government law and intervention influences Us, and with the intention of discovering what is the best way for a society of man to function together, how should taxes be levied, what role should government play in providing health services to its citizenry, and how should determination and creation of a Code of Laws best be implemented?
“I don’t know how you’re going to police it. We have too many laws already. Now, how are you going to police the day-after pill? Nobody can out-do me on respect for life. I’ve spent a lifetime dealing with life. But I still think there is a time where the law doesn’t solve the problems. Only the moral character of the people will eventually solve this problem, not the law.” – Ron Paul
I believe God has a plan, but I firmly believe that freedom of choice is a part of it. It’s what makes me an American. Freedom to choose whether or not to use birth control, to get ‘fixed’ or use a condom, to plan your family, is, in my opinion, an inalienable right of the individual.
“No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” – Margaret Sanger
The “Day After Pill” is simply a high dosage of birth control bills, yet it terminates a pregnancy. As such, good people have voiced opposition to it. So when does a Fetus become a person? When does it have inalienable rights? And how should a society best protect those rights?
“In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.” – Cicero
In my humble opinion, the best answer in regards to this question for our society at this juncture in time is:
“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” – Thomas Jefferson
- Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are provided annually to every American citizen for which to purchase health insurance, allow for doctor visits, and manage individual health concerns.
- Family planning, birth control, and contraceptives are authorized expenditures of Health Savings Account (HSA) funds. Abortions are not.
- Although abortions cannot be funded through HSA accounts (a man’s taxes cannot be used to propagate something which he disbelieves and abhors), our society will leave it to our courts to decide the legality of the issue, our people to determine the morality of it, and it’s funding will occur outside of the government tax system.
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan