HHS Mandate Talking Point #3 – Preventative healthcare?

This is a series of short talking points that we have provided to our volunteers as information they can use in speaking out in various ways against the ObamaCare mandate on contraception. Feel free to use, build on, or share.

Contraception and sterilization are good, preventative healthcare.

Just the opposite is true: contraception and sterilization damage or destroy a healthy reproductive system and thus treat the body as a thing or a machine that can be manipulated. Rather than acting as preventatives to disease, contraception and sterilization actually prevent the body from remaining healthy.  Preventive medicine has traditionally meant those things that prevent a healthy body system from becoming damaged or improperly functioning.  By calling contraception and sterilization “preventive services” we have turned fertility and pregnancy into diseases to be eliminated or prevented, rather than celebrated and used responsibly as the remarkable gifts they truly are.

6 thoughts on “HHS Mandate Talking Point #3 – Preventative healthcare?

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    • You are so naive. Catholics abandoned Rick sainnmotious Sanctorum in droves in Ohio. Catholic women vote no differently than other women on issues they care about. Having control of their own fertility decisions and having cheap access to birth control are pretty high on the list. This crazy anti-woman GOP swing will cost them in November. The bishops and priests have absolutely no business getting up in the pulpit and telling people their (incorrect) version of events.

    • Going to the one here in Washington, DC outside the Dept of HHS! I oinairglly wouldn’t have been able to go because of work, but it so happens that I was given off… providential. :) FYI, the Dominicans at the Dominican House of Study placed little flyers in our student mailboxes, and I believe a number of them are going. Your prayers are appreciated. Thank you, Sisters!

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