Considering I kinda wrote a book about how hormonal birth control is health destruction rather than health care, I like what Kate here has to say so much that I’m reblogging. I get that the Hobby Lobby Haters are convinced the best way to serve women is to have a group help us pay for our birth control, and I believe most of them are sincerely convinced that anything else is sexist. As a woman, however, especially one with hormonal health problems… I beg Team Hobby Lobby Haters to consider Kate’s words. I’ll pray for softened hearts all around. If you can, please pray for my peace in the face of such hatred as well. It’s troubling.
It is no secret to anyone who reads this blog that I am a not a fan of birth control. I think it’s unconscionable that women have been expected to suppress or perhaps even damage a healthy, normal part of who they are in the interest of unrestricted sex. Contraception has led to an expectation that women must be sexually available at all times. And it has facilitated relational dysfunctions like the hookup culture, which could not possibly exist without it.
I don’t normally comment on things political, but given this passion, I do want to make one observation in the wake of the supreme court decision earlier this week.
Birth control occupies an unusual, perhaps even unique, place in medicine. The purpose of medicine is to fix what is wrong with a human body, and birth control does not fix a woman’s health. In fact, it inhibits the normal…
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