From: Kelly Peter
“We should just have a healthcare system that is safe and evidence-based and doesn’t allow one or two sets of religious beliefs to dominate policy. That way, you can keep your religious beliefs intact, and perhaps educate the people of your same faith that you’d rather they not use birth control and abortions,...” Katy Anthony April 11, 2012, in her rant about Rush Limbaugh. Excuse me Katy, I thought that you said that you were raised Catholic? How can a Catholic Hospital keep its religious beliefs “intact” when they are asked to commit murder and pay for others to commit murder just because you pay taxes? If you understand Catholic beliefs at all, that is what we believe abortion and contraception are, murder. I am not in any way condoning what Mr. Limbaugh said about that woman, but who is she anyway? Why should I have to pay for her to run around and have sex, get pregnant and have an abortion. If she wants to do that, can’t she pay for it herself? I pay taxes and I am now unemployed and working temp jobs, due to our fabulous economy, I would like my tax money to help people eat, have housing and REAL health care. Like antibiotics for children who get ear infections, or children who need immunizations. I certainly do not want to have my hard-earned money go to someone to help them in activities that I don’t believe will help anyone else in our community. Contraception and abortion are purely an individual activity and decision that doesn’t benefit anyone else in the country. You may reply that these children may become burdens on the state. Possibly, but if a woman is truly responsible, like I was, they would realize that they could place that unwanted child up for adoption. There are many couples that can’t have children that are looking to adopt and it is not very easy. You may say that they should adopt children from other countries. Good answer. However, the process to adopt from other countries is very costly and most cannot afford that option. Adoption is a beautiful way to rectify a mistake. Back to your comments; we should educate others in our religion. We do! I am not sure where you grew up or what went on in your house or at your church, but in my family and at my school, 12 years Catholic schools, and especially at my church, we were taught that abortion is murder and that contraception is also the precursor to murder. I am not asking everyone to believe that. I have many friends who would argue with me and we would still be friends at the end of an argument that would end in a disagreement, I am just asking that I, Catholics and other people who do not believe in abortions, not be forced to act against our morals.