“Contraception is seen as harming the
gifts God gave us. You can’t put in
physical barriers like condoms or chemical substances that are going to
obstruct the natural design of the ovaries.”
– Theresa Notare, assistant director of the Natural Family Planning Program at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, after the Christian-themed Obria Medical Clinics received $1.7 million in federal funding to promote its abstinence-only family planning policy.
With a global population fast approaching 8 billion, I actually see the idea of contraception as humanity’s gift to itself. And the fewer devoutly religious people we have in our midst, the better!
“For the first time we can remember, a bureau of the federal government seems to be radically intruding on what the term of a church is.”
– Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, explaining lawsuits by Catholic bishops and universities against new federal rules requiring them to furnish birth control coverage.
Is he kidding? This is the same Roman Catholic Church that feels it has the right to tell grown people what to do in their own bedrooms. And, this bastard is pissed off that the U.S. government is now telling them how to treat people?!
“Trampling the rights of women in an effort to grandstand against the federal government is simply wrong and I cannot be a part of it.”
– Allison Catalano, in her resignation letter to state Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton.
Catalano, 26, started working as an unpaid intern for Crownover in August 2011, shortly after graduating from the University of North Texas; she then became a paid staffer. Her letter has caused a stir in Texas politics, but Crownover (pictured below) describes Catalano as a “fine employee.”
“As long as men can get contraceptives from stores in their neighborhoods, women should also be able to get contraceptives from Planned Parenthood. Women are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And the equality of these rights requires that if easy access to contraceptives is good enough for men, easy access to contraceptives is good enough for women.”
— U.S. Representative Al Green, D-Houston, throwing his support behind Planned Parenthood and preventive care for women and men.
Finally, a voice of reason in this mess! Surely, he can’t be an actual politician. People in Congress normally don’t think that logically.