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‘You People Need To Be Stopped:’ Babies And Personal Liberty

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, the young woman who testified before Congress that she needed someone (you) to pay for her birth control, lost her bid for Senate in California. She was pushing for “progressive change,” which meant, in part, that someone (you) would be paying for lots of birth control. No one should be without. No questions asked.

Unless, of course, you want to have children – more than  your fair share. Or if you’re poor. Or not American. In these cases, there’s a problem.

Nicholas Kristof, in The New York Times, is throwing around words like “bewildered” and “nuts” when it comes to keeping certain people from getting pregnant. We simply aren’t doing enough to stop them. Globally, he says, we’re under-investing in getting birth control to the developing world. Here in the U.S., Kristof says, we need to get long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) into young people, fast. (Never mind that LARCs are more expensive in the long run and have hideous side effects for many women.)

The Catholic bishops in Kenya are more than a little peeved at the World Health Organization right now. They have evidence that tetanus vaccines provided by WHO are laced with a substance that causes sterilization in women. Here’s part of a letter they’ve written to the Kenyan people they serve:

[D]uring the second phase of the Tetanus vaccination campaign in March 2014, that is sponsored by WHO/UNICEF, the Catholic Church questioned the secrecy of the exercise. We raised questions on whether the tetanus vaccine was linked to a population control program that has been reported in some countries, where a similar vaccine was laced with Beta-HCG hormone which causes infertility and multiple miscarriages in women.

On March 26, 2014 and October 13, 2014, we met the Cabinet Secretary in charge of health and the Director of Medical Services among others and raised our concerns about the Vaccine and agreed to jointly test the vaccine. However the ministry did not cooperate and the joint tests were not done.

The Catholic Church struggled and acquired several vials of the vaccine, which we sent to Four unrelated Government and private laboratories in Kenya and abroad.

We want to announce here, that all the tests showed that the vaccine used in Kenya in March and October 2014 was indeed laced with the Beta-HCG hormone.

Then, there are the folks who are quite adamant and in your face if you have a large (more than two. Maybe three.) kids. Rachel Wagley, a young woman with four sisters, has been dealing with this ilk lately:

Let me provide an excerpt from a conversation I had last week with a young woman I had never before met. She is 24 years old, upper-middle-class, predictable in her affiliations with the far Left, and totes a designer pouch. She knows nothing about demography but lives in gripping fear of that menacing specter of overpopulation.

WACO: “Hey, Rachel, c’mere. I heard your mom had an absurd number of kids.”

Me: “Oh, hi. Um, I wouldn’t call it an absurd number.”

WACO: “How many does she have?”

Me: “Five.”

WACO: “That’s an absurd number.”

Me: “Why?”

WACO: “What’s the difference between two and five? What do three more kids get you? Why can’t you just be happy with one?”

Me: “…Um.”

WACO: “And that’s way too many girls in one house.”

Me: “Oh, I love all my sisters. I wouldn’t give up a single sister.”

WACO: “Well, I’m sure they’re all loooovely people, but think about your impact on the earth. Your family is destroying the earth. Should have cut her off before it got to that point.”

Me: “Should have cut off my mom?”

WACO: “Yeah, should have cut her off before you all got there.”

Me: “Should have cut off my mom before my sisters and I were born?”

WACO: “Yeah, of course. That many kids destroys our earth. Think of our water. Besides, who needs that many? There are too many [kids] running around already.”

Me: “Uh, who should have ‘cut her off?’”

WACO: “There should be some law for that. Definitely need to cut her off.”

You people need to be stopped. Cut off. And we’re here to help you do that. We’ll decide who gets birth control, for how long, if you need to be sterilized, and how many kids are really right for you (well, not you. Us, really.)

The architects of the War On Women want to make sure that everyone gets free birth control, because women need to have choices! Women can’t possibly finish law school and have a kid! Or afford birth control pills! Every women needs choice!

Unless the women are conservative. Or poor. Or in the developing world. Or really like kids and want to have a large family. Then, you people need to be stopped.

 

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Elise Hilton Communications Specialist at Acton Institute. M.A. in World Religions.

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