5-1. That was apparently the margin of note Monday in the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case.
Five of the six male Supreme Court Justices ruled “against” all women, I am told.
While all three female Justices of the Supreme Court ruled against Hobby Lobby’s alleged religious freedom from paying for abortifacient contraceptives for their employees, the six male Justices ruled 5-1 in favor of Hobby Lobby. So now, with a narrow 5-4 victory, Hobby Lobby wins their case.
Much ink has been spilled in the last couple days analyzing and debating the Supreme Court’s ruling. But what has stood out to me is this notion that women are being unfairly treated by this ruling. This makes my head spin.
Because the court’s ruling allows Hobby Lobby and similar businesses to not have to pay for abortifacient contraceptives for their employees, I am being told this is an injustice to women.
This culture seems to treat contraception use as a birthright for women.
Last I checked, women are naturally able to bear children. They do not have a moral “right” to defy their very nature. They do not have the moral “right” to render themselves temporarily or permanently sterile for sexual activity.
Such immoral activities lead to detrimental physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences.
BUT WHO AM I TO SAY? AFTER ALL, I AM A MAN
I will never carry a baby in my womb, and I certainly will never birth a baby. Therefore, I am told, I cannot have an opinion on such matters as abortion or contraception use.
Women are, undoubtedly, disproportionately made responsible for the physical well-being of their unborn children. I do not disagree. When you carry a growing baby inside you nine months, you certainly earn my respect.
But as a man, I am also a member of the human race. As a member of the human race, I have the right—and I would argue, the obligation—to speak out in defense of any other human who is in danger of being murdered. Whether that victim be male or female, it does not matter.
We all can recognize that no one has the right to murder kindergarteners, for instance. You do not need to know the gender of the aggressor, who may want to kill these young children, much less the gender of the children. There are certain evils that must be opposed, regardless of circumstantial, and insignificant factors, like gender.
Must we ignore the opinions of women, since they are not drafted, when deciding whether to go to war? Does it make sense to make female US Senators take the day off, when a declaration of war is to be voted on in Congress? Obviously, no.
I would hope we can all agree sex trafficking remains a deplorable crime. But does my being a male make my opinion on the issue any less correct? Not at all. Sex trafficking is a human rights violation.
Abraham Lincoln never owned a slave. Does that mean he had no right to sign the Emancipation Proclamation? No. Slavery is a human rights violation.
When it comes to abortion, it is the murder of innocent children. Therefore, it is a human rights issue, not merely a “women’s issue.”
Same goes for abortifacient contraception. That is, certain contraceptives cause chemical abortions. These are the drugs Hobby Lobby objected to being obligated to pay for. Abortifacients cause murder to unborn children. This too is a human rights issue.
I do not need to be born a female to have a say-so whether children being murdered is wrong.
NOTICE THE HYPOCRISY OF THOSE WHO WISH TO SILENCE MEN IN THE DEBATE ON ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION
Men are supposed to remain silent on this issue. Only women get a say so on abortion and contraception. At least according to these people, as NewBusters points out:
The White House:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 30, 2014
MSNBC Contributor, Jimmy Williams:
Five men just told women all across America that their employers decide anything they want about their bodies.
— Jimmy williams (@Jimmyspolitics) June 30, 2014
Cosmo’s senior political witer, Jill Filipovic:
In other words, #misogyny is acceptable if it's a sincerely-held religious belief. But don't try to take away men's health care!
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 30, 2014
Nevermind that if, and only if, the woman chooses to give birth to the father’s child, THEN he not only has a right to see his child, but an obligation to pay for his child’s care (through child support, if separated with the mother of his child).
Nevermind that other fathers are denied the right to meet, know, and raise their children, since numerous times their children are legally murdered before birth, without their consent.
Nevermind that an all-male Supreme Court ruled in 1973 the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. Those who say men should get no say-so, look pretty silly clinging to the opinions of the men on the court in that ruling.
Nevermind that the vast majority of abortionists are men. If men are supposed to sit this one out altogether, then why are they making money off this? Why is their supposed “medical expertise” counted only when it is in favor of death to the unborn? What about the male OB-GYNs who do refuse to do abortions?
Rather, if men cannot advocate for life for the unborn, then they shouldn’t be allowed to advocate for death to them either.
Thanks to abortionfacts.com for pointing out the hypocrisy of those who wish to silence men on this issue.
IT IS TIME TO MAN UP
By our nature, men are protectors and defenders. It is in our nature to lay down our very lives for those in need, the vulnerable, the weak.
It is men who run into battle. It is men (mostly) who fight fires, or run in the direction of gunfire, as police officers.
Women desire to be protected, to be cared for. This is what I, as an abortion opponent, am doing. I am trying to protect children from harm. I do not want to see women suffer, as choosing abortion will surely make them do.
For this, though, I am called a whole host of names. Ad hominem attacks are directed my way.
@kevin_kukla not like you would know, because you're a man talking about a pill you'll never have to take
— Kathleen Bender (@damefolledechat) June 6, 2014
— victoria quigley (@lapdog26) June 6, 2014
— victoria quigley (@lapdog26) June 6, 2014
— Andi Kulp (@Penarrow) June 9, 2014
@kevin_kukla Other than your idiotic religious babble what proof that pill actually kills? You know how many will die w/out the pill?
— Lethal Lunacy (@nofunhalfpint) June 7, 2014
A Kukla, Fran, and Ollie joke? Like I haven’t heard that before. (Oh, and NOM = National Organization for Marriage):
@kevin_kukla are you the kukla of "kulka fran and ollie" or are you just a puppet for NOM?
— David Adjmi (@dadjmi) June 27, 2014
@kevin_kukla Omg I can't believe I'm reading this. Where do u come from? You're so not a person of God. You're the total opposite.
— Sandra (@LandaH76) June 10, 2014
And I am the intolerant one?
Any men out there who are being told you can’t have an opinion on abortion and contraception, based on your gender?
Ladies, what are your thoughts on this?
I invite you to sound off below!