The imaginary war on women

Judie Brown
July 25, 2012
Reproduced with Permission

The term "war on women" has taken on a life of its own in political and media circles. The question is, where did it come from and why should we care?

California's pro-abortion senator Barbara Boxer was the first to spread the term via Twitter. Boxer "tweeted" six different questions and spread the word. Voila! War on women became a feminist battle cry.

These tweets are based on a clever tactic. Boxer used the word "imaginary" followed by "war on women" to suggest that those who deny that such a war exists have an agenda that is harmful to women. Her premise is that those of us who oppose the Obamacare mandatory taxpayer support for abortion, contraception, sterilization, and IVF are really waging a war on women by denying them the "right" to kill their preborn babies, use birth control, and employ other means of regulating their capacity to bear children. In other words, when unfettered access to sterile sex exists, there is no war on women. But when steps are taken to ensure that taxpayers are not subsidizing promiscuity, infidelity and its resulting diseases, illnesses, and deaths, the war on women is on.

Boxer specifically attacked Republicans with a vengeance writing, "Republicans, who decry an all-too-powerful government, have no problem deciding what health care is right for our daughters, or sisters or mothers."

Or to put it another way, Boxer believes that the Supreme Court has had the last word, preborn children are mere growths within their mothers, and the government has no business taking minimal steps to make sure that American taxpayers are not subsidizing the deadly sins of Americans who purchase chemicals, devices, and services that end the lives of their own children.

It is not the "all-too-powerful" government that Boxer is battling with her fighting words, but rather logic and common sense.

The founding fathers did not set about establishing a government that would subsidize the unthinkable. Rather, their goal was to protect freedom by ensuring that the government defended and protected citizens, not defended and protected fleshly desire by paying for that which is offensive to so many of us.

Clearly, if a female in the 21st century wants to behave irresponsibly, she can pay for what she wants! Don't ask me to pay for it! If you do, you are waging a war on me, on all people of faith, on the Author of life, and on the principles that preserve and protect intrinsic human rights.

Yes, there is a war being waged, but it is not on women. It is on God!