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Letter to a Fellow Catholic Parishioner Who Should'a Known Better
March 15, 2012 | Mrs. Don-o

Posted on 03/15/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

This is the letter I wrote to a fellow parishioner who said she supports the HHS-mandated payments for contraception-sterilization-abortion pills because she believes...

"...the church should not try to take over the government and pass laws that trample individual freedoms. Government has allways regulated certain "religious" activities and practices in this country. Just ask the Mormons, or the Islamic groups what practices they have that are regulated by government."



Dear [name omitted to protect the stupid],

The Catholic Church is not trying to "take over the government" or "trample individual freedoms." Contraceptives both accessible and cheap. Heck, they’re at the level of total market saturation. You can get the jellies and jams, foams and sprays — woo hoo, you can get a condom at any grocery store, any truck stop, any Bubba's Beer and Bait.

Wal-Mart has the Ortho Tricyclen (oral contraceptive) for $9 amonth. Target has the Trojan 12-pack for $4.00. That’s 33 cents apiece.

They could hardly be more available if they were in every bag of M&M’s in America.

This isn't about freely chosen practices, it's about mandated payments.

Anyone who wants to freely choose a personal contraceptive, or a personal assault rifle, or personal access to pornography: go ahead and choose it. That’s your choice.

I don't believe in any of that crap, and I shouldn't have to pay for it. That’s my choice.

If you have the money to buy something, you have choices. If the government wanted to guarantee women more choices, they could just give every woman, every year, the average cost of a year’s worth of brand-name top-of-the-line hormonal contraceptives. This would give her approx. $390 a year she can spend on anything: Snickers bars, hormonal patches, implants or injectables, stylish maternity fashions, cute baby clothes, a one-way airfare to Hollywood, or anything else.

She gets maximum choices, she is not constrained by costs, and nobody else is forced by the government to be an accomplice and provider whether she chooses 1170 very fine condoms or a good used 10-speed Schwinn.

It’s obvious that mandated payments are not about freedom to choose. They’re about aggressively promoting a divisive and controversial program by making everyone pay --- yes, grandma or Father, or Sister or Reverend or Pastor or Rabbi , or Catholic Charities or Little Sisters of the Poor, YOU pay, ---- and no, you don’t have a choice.

Rubbish. I choose not to pay.

And if somebody wants to force my Church or my Church's ministries to pay --- well, they'll have me to contend with.

Have a wonderful day.

[signed]


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To: Mrs. Don-o

You did well.


51 posted on 03/16/2012 6:06:36 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Great letter, covers the whole problem very well. Thanks.
What ever happened to “separation of Church and State” ???
We normally have that shoved in our face, if the church says something the likes of Obama or his minions don’t like.
This Obama thinks he is God.


52 posted on 03/17/2012 6:14:24 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ditto!


53 posted on 03/17/2012 7:12:39 AM PDT by Dudoight
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