Did you hear the one about the 117 women suing a contraceptive manufacturer after becoming pregnant on a mislabeled product?
Oh, cry me a river.
The women are from 26 states and they filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia against the contraceptive manufacturer Qualitest, Inc.
Now, Qualitest, Inc. serves as a subsidiary to the larger Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Irish drug making company.
This bogus lawsuit against the contraceptive manufacturer claims 113 of the 117 women had an unwanted pregnancy while on this birth control pill. Of those, 94 of those mothers carried their babies to term.
The lawsuit seeks millions in “damages” against the contraceptive manufacturer, Endo. What do these low lives want Endo to pay for? For nothing more than the cost of the birth, raising, and educating of these unplanned children.
The pills were blister packs to be popped out each day in a certain order. Some of them were mislabeled and so, some women were taking the wrong pills, when they thought they were taking contraceptives to prevent ovulation.
The mislabeling occurred, actually, in 2011, leading to the FDA recalling Endo’s product then.
Look, I am no defender of a contraceptive manufacturer. You know me better than that. I will set aside the evil Endo and others of the contraceptive manufacturer crowd practice for a moment. Instead, I want to direct your attention to the plaintiffs in this lawsuit.
In fact, I am going to list off four things I wish to tell these 117 women. Here it goes.
1. Oh, Boo-Hoo, Most of You Were Blessed with a Baby
Are you seriously filing a lawsuit because you ended up with an unplanned child?
Children are the supreme blessing in marriage. They are signs of hope and love. They brighten lives.
Are you claiming that child is not a blessing? He or she hasn’t made you a better person?
Some of you left college to raise a child. Yes, that may be a hard decision to face, but your child will live for the rest of eternity. That college degree will not mean much of anything after your death.
Ladies, do you know how many couples would love to be in your shoes? There are thousands of couples wishing they could get pregnant. They have agonized over the EPT tests that come back negative.
In raising this child and embracing its challenges are a means for you to overcome your short-sightedness and selfish ways. You have someone else’s needs to put ahead of your own. And that’s the definition of love, as it turns out.
2. Grow Up and Take Responsibility for Your Actions
I bet no one forced any of you to engage in the sexual act.
You had to know that when you partake in the conjugal act, the possibility remains you could become pregnant. After all, that is what the act is ordered toward, primarily.
Take responsibility for your actions. You took the risk, and now you have to live with the result. Quit looking for a hand out.
This is your opportunity to give up the fleeting fun and games of the promiscuous lifestyle to get busy with the hard work to raising a child and a family.
Besides, that contraceptive manufacturer never promised you could never get pregnant. I am willing to wager they said as much somewhere in the fine print of their product packaging.
If you like this post, you will likely enjoy these others on contraception:
8 Lies You Fall For When You Have Contraceptive Sex
How the Birth Control Pill Works
Newsflash: Sex Makes Babies
3. Think of What You’re Telling Your Children
Your poor children. Not only were these children unplanned, but even worse, it would appear they are unwanted.
How do you explain that to your kids?
“Suzie, I can’t come to your kindergarten class for parent observation day. I will be in court with my lawyers looking for a payout for the simple fact that you came into existence.”
“I can afford that sports car I always wanted, Little Johnny. I just got paid by the contraceptive manufacturer! I didn’t want you around, but at least I got thousands of dollars to show for it now!”
Then again, maybe a few of you 117 aren’t upset you got pregnant, but you’re just looking for free money. You figure it will pay you back for the diapers and the costs of being a parent.
But is that really worth attaching your name to this lawsuit against this contraceptive manufacturer? Is the value of your child’s life so meaningless to you that you want to claim someone owes you money because he or she joined your family?
4. You Care This Little for God’s Providence?
Finally, let me point out the spiritual dimension of your decision to initiate this court case against the contraceptive manufacturer Endo.
In God’s providence He blessed you with the gift of a child, despite your intention to prevent that from happening.
Now, He is the supreme authority, so who are you to question His decisions?
He also crafted you in your mother’s womb (Isaiah 44:2, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13). He knows you better than anyone. He knows what you need and what will bring you the most happiness.
And so He chose to bring you your own flesh and blood to carry on your looks, your values, and your family name.
To which you told Him, in as many words, by filing this suit against this contraceptive manufacturer, “No thanks, God. You must be mistaken.”
As if God could make a mistake.
Did you hear about this lawsuit against the contraceptive manufacturer?
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