Monday, February 6, 2012

The Modern Day Outlaws

Talking with my sister-in-law, a maternity ward nurse, the other day about the new Health and Human Services mandate (HHS), I was curious about how things are going since she works at a Catholic hospital.  She told me her hospital is totally orthodox and perform no procedures that would hurt/prevent/end life at all.  There is a place across the street patients go to have their tubes tied after delivering their decidedly last child, but no pills, procedures are done in the hospital.  I was happy to hear that and she also said the doctors she works for would not want to be part of the other industry.  She knows fellow nurses that went over to the state hospital looking for more money and opportunities and came back saying that "they couldn't do what was required of them there."  There, they do all procedures, no questions asked.  They told her that women (her words "rich bitches") would come in there for abortions because the baby was the wrong sex!

I can't get that out of my mind........  Of all the reasons to murder someone!  It takes me back to the stories of the wild west where hot-shot bandits and outlaws would come into town shooting up people, places, and things just to get attention and lay down their law. How these outlaws would kill a man, just to watch him die, for no other reason than vain recreation because he could and get away with it.

For a time, that is.  I have always heard and it is a proven theory that if you live by violence, you'll die by violence.  Just another nugget of proof of the Divine Creator.

So now we have women (and men) who come into town with unwanted people in their lives and they "shoot them down" for no other good reason than vain inconvenience, because they can and get away with it.

Is there a difference in these scenarios?  Well, one is in the law books as illegal with a list of conditions and levels of punishment, the other is perfectly legal without much regulation, basically.  Both leave a person with a sense of power and control over the human condition...

...for a time.

6 comments:

momto8 said...

Everything about this whole situation is upsetting to me! It is unbelievable, really! I think we have to keep making our voices heard by calling and writing our representatives...I write letters to the editor....suprise, they are never published!

Barbara Schoeneberger said...

This Obama mandate is just one more step along the highway of totalitarian socialism. If Catholics had not be contracepting in large numbers all these years and supporting abortion, if they had not fallen prey to false Catholic social teaching by the bishops, the administration would never have attempted it. Finally, the bishops of America are standing up. Will the people in the pews stand with them?

evanscove said...

Ah, but it's not a human life yet--or so the abortion supporters would have us believe. They think you're just getting rid of a lump of inconvenient cells. "My body, my choice!" they love to proclaim.

Well, if it were just their body at stake, I would have to agree with them, but an innocent life is being snuffed out in the name of convenience, making this a grave moral issue.

I'm shocked and grieved to hear that even in America women will abort a baby because it's the 'wrong' sex. I've heard of that being a serious problem in places like China and India, but it's here too? God have mercy on us...

Evan

kathleenbasi.com said...

Barb's comment is spoit-on, and frankly I think it tells us where our real work lies.

Karina Fabian said...

It's amazing to me that they could know it's a boy or a girl yet not know it's a human? I mean, if they really are sticking to the "It's just a fetus" idea.

St. Michael, defend us!

Tricia said...

Aborting because of gender?! In America?! My heart is breaking...

I agree with Karina, doesn't make any sense that they can acknowledge it's a boy or a girl but not acknowledge that it's a human.