There are protesters who have been standing
outside of a pediatrician’s office almost daily since at least the summer. Why?
Someone else in that same tiny complex is offering abortions. A woman who has taken her special needs daughter to that
pediatrician’s office for more than 20 years was recently told by her
minister’s wife that she needed to switch pediatricians. Abortion is
“murder,” of course, so going anywhere near the “scene of the crime” must make
her a co-conspirator.
On the opposite side of town is a Catholic organization made
up of young people who were praying the rosary daily in hopes of a veto on the
law that required Catholic employers to provide health care that included birth
control coverage. Furthering their attack on small families are two Republican candidates
for president. Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney seem to want to reverse the bill
that legalized the sale of contraception.
Yes, the Bible says “Be fruitful.” The
Bible also says to take care of children. Statistics from UNICEF report that in
2009 roughly 2.1 million children are currently orphaned in America. Who is
taking care of them? Should anyone be so adamantly against birth control when
they’re also clearly unwilling to help take care of the result from a lack of
Before abortion was legalized, women were forced to take to
back alleys in order to end unwanted pregnancies. Those terminations consisted
of the use of things like scalding water or hangers. Many women contracted
infections from those unsterile and unsafe methods. Too many women died from
those infections. Why wasn’t anyone looking out for them?
Many of the comments we’ve received at CityBeat in response to coverage of
these issues have focused on the sinfulness of abortion and birth control (and,
of course, homosexuality). Why are they overlooking all the other “sins” the
bible suggests?Click the jump for a list of all the crazy things the Old Testament says are also sins.