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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

HHS mandate is an assault on authentic womanhood

By declaring that contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients are necessary preventive care, the HHS mandate declares that pregnancy and a woman's fertility are abnormal conditions that need to be corrected. Where will this thinking lead?

It is completely reasonable to expect that once fertility is enshrined in law as an abnormality to be corrected, a similar disdain for women who choose to bear children will become mainstream. Indeed, such thinking has already been accepted in the political arena. In the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section, senior Newsweek editor Lisa Miller criticized the Republican presidential candidates for showing off their families with “smug fecundity”:
Especially worrisome is the inevitable corollary to that belief: Women should put their natural fertility first — before their brains, before their ability to earn a living, before their independence — because that’s what God wants.
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