What Happened To Freedom In This Country?

Last week I read that the ACLU was suing a Catholic hospital in order to force it to perform abortions.
Today the Little Sisters of the Poor are arguing before the Supreme Court for their right not to pay for contraceptives. What happened to freedom in this country when our government attempts to force us to perform what we believe are heinous sins?
Is this the freedom we fought for at Lexington, Saratoga, or Yorktown? Is this the freedom that Washington, Daniel Morgan and others suffered so greatly for? Is this the freedom that so many died for at Valley Forge? All through our history men and women have sacrificed greatly in order to protect the freedom of the American people at places like Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, the Argonne, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Pusan, Chosen, Danang, Khe Sanh, Mosul. Almost every generation has been called to lay down their lives to defend American freedom.
Our religious freedom is guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, the first not the last amendment. It was so important to our forefathers they placed it first and states refused to ratify the Constitution until Madison promised a Bill of Rights. Yet there are those in our country who wish to take away that freedom to force their choices on us. Is this why my father fought for with his brothers in World War II. Is that why Senator Webb fought in Vietnam so that liberals could force abortion on people?
We hear a lot about choice but what about our right to choose? Choice goes both ways. If you have a right to choose abortion than I have a right to refuse to participate in any way shape or form. We hear that the government has no place in women’s bedrooms. Well doesn’t that include paying for abortion or contraceptives? Shouldn’t the government stay completely out of the bedroom?
If we are going to argue that women have the right to choose shouldn’t we support laws that create requirements that will allow women to make the best choice? Shouldn’t they be informed of all their options? Shouldn’t they see an ultrasound? What is wrong with waiting periods?
Is it really about choice or money?
We need to remember what our forefathers fought for and not allow radicals to destroy our freedom.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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