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By Jennifer Hartline

7/24/2012 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Affordable health care for all has nothing to do with contraception, sterilization, or abortion. That unholy trinity is not the grand summa of women's causes.

According to the decree of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, if ever I were to run for public office and be elected, it would not be a victory for women because I'm not the right kind of woman. Women like me are a detriment to the cause and must be kept out of public influence. Pardon me, Ms. Schultz, but who are you to say that women's concerns can only be served by those who champion your boss's commitment to abortion and contraception?  

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

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By Jennifer Hartline

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/24/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, abortion, contraception mandate, Planned Parenthood, Obama, Jennifer Hartline


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - I'm the wrong kind of woman.  I guess I always knew it, and now it's official.  According to the decree of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, if ever I were to run for public office and be elected, it would not be a victory for women because I'm not the right kind of woman.  Women like me don't count at all.  For anything.  In fact, women like me are a detriment to the cause and must be kept out of public influence.

"I think we have to be cautious about who is, you know, just celebrating that a woman got elected to a particular office and make sure that we have women who are running and winning who are going to champion the causes of women - who are going to make the agenda that is important to women like equal pay for equal work and making sure that when it comes to fighting for middle class families and ensuring access to birth control and making sure that health care is a priority and that it's affordable, making sure that access to education and higher education is a priority."

"So, electing just any woman shouldn't be the goal. Electing a woman who is going to make the issues important to women and families is really should be the focus and I don't know if we made as much progress on that as we should."

"It's just so hard for me to grasp how they [Republicans] can be as anti-woman as they are," she said, according to the Weekly Standard. "I think that the pushback and the guttural reaction from women against the Republicans' agenda out of the gate, the war on women that the Republicans have been waging since they took over the House, I think is not only going to restore but help us exceed the president's margin of victory in the next election."


(At this point, I must attempt to restrain myself because believe me, I have some choice words for Ms. Schultz.)

Cut the crap, Ms. Schultz.  This isn't about fighting for middle class families or higher education.  It's about abortion and contraception, period.  The code embedded in your little speech is about as subtle as a flashing neon sign: the only woman you want on Capitol Hill or any hill anywhere is a pro-abortion, Pill-pushing woman.  The "feminist" agenda demands perfect worship at the altar of abortion.  You know it and I know it.  Planned Parenthood is your clubhouse. 

The "progress" you seek is quite simply the reduction of women to available vaginas and sterile uteruses that welcome knives, scissors, forceps and vacuums as instruments of "freedom" when the obligatory prevention fails.

You don't speak for me, Ms. Schultz.  Your agenda is repugnant to me, and your ideas of progress for women are insulting to me.  There are many, many women who feel as I do, and we are deserving of representation in Congress and state governments, and we vote.  We are not a hindrance to women's success or growth or rights.  We think the girl in the womb is deserving of life and liberty, too.  Why don't you?

Equal pay for equal work has absolutely nothing to do with propping up Planned Parenthood and forcing people to subsidize contraception for every woman in America.  Guess what?  I don't need your Pills or your condoms or your sterilizations.  And I refuse to pay for any of that for anyone else.  How ironic that while you're stomping your foot demanding "choices" for women you want to deprive me of mine by mandating that I buy someone else's birth control and pay for abortions. 

Why must women's sexual choices be subsidized by everyone else?  How does that promote women's independence?  What happened to freedom?  Didn't anyone ever tell you that freedom isn't free?

You and your boss may gladly pay homage to Baby-Killers-R-Us, Inc., but I will not.  I recognize that abortion does not empower women; it enslaves them.  Abortion is not freedom; it is violence.  I look objectively and see that the abortion culture teaches young girls that sex is power and they are primarily "sexual beings"; it teaches them to let themselves be used and discarded by men, and to see their own child as the enemy of their lives.  It makes it easy for men to use, abuse, and violate women, and get rid of the "evidence" of their abuse.  It leaves women shouldering the entire burden of childbearing alone.  It allows the scumbags to walk away, and it forces the good guys to stand powerless while their children are slaughtered.

Yeah, abortion has really done wonders for society.  Men and women get along so much better now.

Who are you to say that women's issues and women's concerns can only be served by those who champion your boss's commitment to abortion and contraception?  I have news for you: families don't flourish in an environment dominated by abortion and contraception.  When human life has no value, families have no value.  When the smallest and most vulnerable member of the family is extinguishable, the family crumbles.

Women do not rise to the heights of respect and achievement by literally sacrificing their own babies.  Men do not come to cherish and appreciate women they can use for sex with no concern for the children they might help create. Men and women do not respect and honor each other when both are more interested in getting the pleasure they want without any obligation, self-sacrifice, or consequence.  (Who's got the real anti-woman agenda here?)

Affordable, available health care for all has nothing to do with contraception, sterilization, or abortion.  That unholy trinity is not the grand summa of "women's causes."  Frankly, women and families will be much better served by elected women who do not view fertility as a disease or pregnancy as a problem. 

Women and families will be protected by elected officials and public policies that don't encourage promiscuity as a lifestyle and abortion as a solution.  The cause of women's worth and dignity will never, ever be served by the abortion industry or by drugs that treat a woman's body like a defective machine.

You and your boss have made your allegiance plain, and it's not to women or families, or to freedom.  You peddle animosity and fear alongside the Pills and abortions.  You will gladly violate the rights of anyone who refuses to be ruled by mandates and edicts.

Let's hear it for equal pay for equal work.  Let's have affordable, available health care for everyone.  Let's have an education system that actually educates, and let's make college more affordable if we can.  Absolutely!  Let's remember that the family is the first society, and the first government, and that children need and deserve a mother AND a father who are married to each other! 

Let's honor the vocation of motherhood.  Let's try doing what we should, rather than what we want and what's convenient.  Most of all, we must annihilate the idea that it is morally acceptable to kill the child in the womb.  We need to acknowledge the humanity of our own babies from the moment of conception and protect them from targeted killing.  We need to get honest and stop calling it "reproductive choice".  We're killing our kids.

Show me the woman who champions those causes, Ms. Schultz.  She's exactly the kind of woman we need on Capitol Hill.  Give me a hundred women just like her, and then we'll have real progress.

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Jennifer Hartline is a grateful Catholic, a proud Army wife and homeschooling mother of three children.  She is a contributing writer for Catholic Online.  Visit her at Wake Up, Deborah!

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