Posted By Jennie Chancey on March 24, 2012
I realize the Sandra Fluke story is old news, but Amanda Read’s commentary capably rebuts the nonsensical arguments of feminists who insist that contraception is a “right.”
No matter how many layers of sense well-meaning women vainly try to wrap it in, feminism remains a dirty trick that victimizes, objectifies, and degrades women to damsels in distress who look to the government to slay imaginary conservative dragons.
The conservative argument does not seek to deprive women of their freedom to purchase contraceptives in the U.S., but rather insists that they cannot make this individual choice a government responsibility, and thereby desecrate the conscience of and devour the business of others in the process. “Conscience is the most sacred of all property,” wrote James Madison in 1792.
Evidently it is difficult to explain this to people who do not give much heed to conscience anymore. Why else would self-proclaimed contraceptive-dependent women choose to attend the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution in the country?…
As a female college student myself, I advocate the most affordable, accessible, and effective birth control available: if you don’t want to conceive a baby, simply stay abstinent and don’t get married right now. It’s not unrealistic, although many people have been culturally conditioned to think that it is unrealistic.
Read the entire piece HERE.