Saturday, July 25, 2009

Universal Health Care

I've been thinking a lot lately about what would happen if President Obama's universal health care bill passes and abortions are funded by tax payer dollars. The idea makes me feel a little bit sick (only a little bit because the idealistic part of me thinks that surely this part of the bill won't pass...). At this point we're not making enough to pay taxes (or at least everything is refunded), but I don't expect that situation to last once my husband finishes school (hopefully, at least). So what are the options going to be for pro-life tax payers who don't want there hard earned dollars going towards the slaughter of unborn children?

Refuse to pay taxes? Leave the country? Do nothing at all?

Leaving the country doesn't seem to be the answer, because if we all leave then the opposition wins and the slaughter continues (although every few weeks I read something so disturbing about something that's happening in our great nation that that idea instantly comes to mind).

Sticking our heads in the sand and pretending that we don't see what's going on doesn't work either. Ignoring the fact that we will be paying for murders that take place on a daily basis is simply unacceptable.

Deacon Keith Fournier wrote an interesting article about the upcoming struggle earlier this week.

Deacon Fournier end his article by saying-

"There is an irony to my timing in writing this somber piece. I just yesterday wrote about the misguided fears which too often paralyze so many of us. However, this warning is not an effort to elicit fear but a realistic call to preparation for action. Short of a miracle, which I truly do believe in, we will soon face a time of necessary massive resistance. We who know the truth that every procured abortion takes an innocent human life cannot participate in any new health care plan which includes anti-life procedures under its definition of “health care services”."

We live in a time when the most basic rights are under attack. I am constantly surprised at how far the opposition is willing to take things (supporting partial birth abortion, mandatory lessons on being "accepting" of different "lifestyles" in schools, ect.). We must all speak out and rely on God and his will for each of us as we face a future in which we are expected by our government to continue to tolerate the death of the least protected in our society. It won't be an easy road, but we really have no other choice.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are right about speaking out and relying on God. These are some of the reasons we have chosen to homeschool our children. Living in Ca, we already fund abortions. Our taxes help support Planned Parenthood. So far, we "render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God, the things that are God's." We pay our taxes, run our business legally and we protect our children from our state's indoctrination of different "lifestyles" and PRAY.
    By the way, you have a lovely blog. I am sure that we live somewhere near you.
    Blessings, Shelly


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