Bad Bad Bush
Sometimes I am all talked out. But not today. Today, I have decided to talk about the latest piece of political news that threatens all that I believe in. While I am psyched (yes psyched) about the latest election results, we still have our work cut out for us.
Yes, Bush is at it again.
Our president appointed Dr. Eric Keroack to the Family Planning post at HHS. (Perhaps this means nothing to you...there is more). Keroack is a member of the group A Woman's Concern (which by the way has NOTHING to do with what the majority of women are concerned with). In fact, Dr. Keroack is anti-abortion, anti-contraception, pro-abstinence only until marriage, and just so happens to now oversee over $280 million worth of grants that are earmarked for family planning clinics across the country. (I have no words).
And yes, the following quote comes right from their website under the not-so-persuasive section on choosing abstinence. If you choose to be sexually active outside of marriage (which by the way, is a large percentage of our population:
You may experience spiritual consequences: when you are living in a way that contradicts your belief system, you are living a lifestyle that is not true to yourself, and therefore can cause turmoil in your soul and block your relationship with God.
I am not going to lie. This passage doesn't convince me. In fact, my spiritual deity believes that I am entitled to making decision and trusts that I will make independent and educated ones. And he or she is pleased that I have devoted my life to empowering both men and women to take charge of their sexuality. And that is my two cents. So be it.