Thursday, March 01, 2012

Is Obama backing Sexual Promiscuity as a Woman's Wellness Issue?


Obama backs federal regulation to pay for sexual promiscuity

In another bizarre deviation from the norm when it comes to an over-reaching federal government President Obama, and today the Democrat controlled Senate on a narrow 51-48 vote, have extended federal health care jurisdiction to guarantee protection for sexual promiscuity.

Under ObamaCare the federal government has now determined that sexual promiscuity must be covered by health insurance companies by ordering them to pay for multiple kinds of birth control in addition to abortions.

Where in the US Constitution does it guarantee the government will pay for freedom of sexual promiscuity?

Is this what a Harvard trained lawyer like Obama learns about our Constitution in law school?  He is the one claiming to be a Constitutional lawyer.

In the first place birth control was available and paid for through private sources for anyone in America for the last few decades.  Was it even necessary?  Or was it another ruse to expand the social engineering to further undermine morality and religion in our country?

Leading liberals, particularly feminist spokespeople, have made a passionate case that birth control is just another woman's health issue as if sexual promiscuity has no relationship to the matter and a woman is not normal unless they have a healthy sexual appetite.

They deny morality is involved and that religion has any role in working to stop the sexual epidemic currently facing our nation.

The Henry J. Kaiser family foundation says:

Every year there are more than 15 million new cases of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in the United States, including approximately 10 million new cases among people aged 15-24. Put another way: By age 24, at least one in three sexually active people will have contracted an STD.

Americans are getting hit at three times the rate of other wealthy nations by bad health consequences of sexual activity, a report says.

Based on an analysis of national health data, researchers said 20 million adverse health events occur each year as a result of sexual behavior.

An additional 30,000 deaths each year are attributable to sexual behavior translating to 2 million years of lost life, according to the study.

You may think it can’t happen to you, but every year there are almost 3 million unintended pregnancies in this country. Among young people the problem is especially serious. Each year nearly 1 million young women aged 15 to 19 get pregnant; that’s a little more than one in every nine teenagers. Eighty percent of these pregnancies are unplanned.

These unplanned pregnancies result in about 1.2 million abortions every year in America.

The Centers for Disease Control says `these are numbers that have been reported; actual cases may be much higher. But it remains a hidden epidemic, not just because many STDs have no symptoms, but because of the stigma and politics that complicate efforts to fight them.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told Megyn Kelly of Fox News that all women deserve free contraceptives.  Here is what else Obama spokesperson and Democrat National Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz has said on this issue.

"Contraception in which 99 percent of women in America have used at some point in their life. And the Republicans want to debate not just religious liberty. They want to debate allowing all employers who might have an objection to deny that coverage that President Obama has said should be available under the Affordable Care Act, without a copay, and without a deductible."

"There is a new poll that shows the American people trust the president to make the right decision about this."

"that's a huge extreme divide between President Obama and his excellent accomplishment in passing the affordable care act and then giving access to health care, free preventive wellness like contraception"

"Contraception is an important part of women's preventive health care. It not only prevents unwanted pregnancies, but also allows couples to limit family size, increase the interval between pregnancies, and reduces infant, child and maternal deaths in women whom, either because of age or health, should not become pregnant. Oral contraceptives can also be crucial for women who suffer from painful maladies like endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, or debilitating menstrual cramps or irregular periods."

Just a couple of notes about the facts and omissions from Chairwoman Wasserman.  She has said repeatedly that 99% of all women in America have used contraception.

Facts and Omissions

According to the US Census Bureau there were 127,026,000 women in America 15 years and older in 2010.  That means Wasserman says over 125 million women use contraceptives.

According to The Alan Guttmacher Institute:

• There are 62 million U.S. women in their childbearing years (15–44).

• Seven in 10 women of reproductive age (43 million women) are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, but could become pregnant if they and their partners fail to use a contraceptive method.

• The proportion of women aged 15–44 currently using a contraceptive method increased from 56% in 1982 to 64% in 1995, and then declined slightly to 62% in 2002 and 2006–2008.

In other words, 38 million women use contraception in America of the 43 million who could use it.  Wasserman's facts are off by over 84 million.  Even if we assumed she misspoke and meant 99% of the "childbearing age " women use contraceptives she is still dead wrong, just 61% of that group use contraceptives.

She also goes into great detail about how couples and families have a right to a government mandate to provide contraceptives for child planning purposes but fails to mention teens who are responsible for one third of all unwanted pregnancies, are far more sexually active than adults, and suffer far more from an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases.

Family Planning Centers and many schools have free contraceptives available for teens yet the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases continues to spiral upward.  Her ideas will do nothing to help this demographic, the sufferers of the worst consequences of rampant sex.

What are STDs?

These are some of the diseases transmitted sexually.

In 2010, a total of 1,307,893 cases of sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis infection were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the largest number of cases ever reported to CDC for any condition. This case count corresponds to a rate of 426.0 cases per 100,000 population, an increase of 5.1% compared with the rate in 2009.

Rates of reported chlamydial infections among women have been increasing annually since the late 1980s, when public programs for screening and treatment of women were first established to avert pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and related complications.

Following a 74% decline in the rate of reported gonorrhea during 1975–1996, overall gonorrhea rates plateaued for 10 years; it decreased during 2006–2009 to the lowest rate since national reporting began and then increased 2.8% between 2009 and 2010. In 2010, a total of 309,341 cases of gonorrhea were reported in the United States, which corresponds to a rate of 100.8 cases per 100,000 population.

The rate of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis reported in the United States decreased during the 1990s, and in 2000, it was the lowest since reporting began in 1941. The low rate of syphilis and the concentration of most syphilis cases in a small number of geographic areas led to the development of the National Plan to Eliminate Syphilis from the United States, which was announced by the Surgeon General in 1999 and updated in 2006.

The overall rate of P&S syphilis in the United States declined 89.7% during 1990–2000, then increased each year from 2001 through 2009. In 2010, the overall rate decreased for the first time in 10 years. The rate decreased 21% in women but increased slightly, 1.3%, in men. In 2010, a total of 13,774 cases of P&S syphilis were reported to CDC. After 14 years of decline, the number of reported cases of congenital syphilis reached an historic low of 339 cases in 2005. The number of cases increased from 2006–2008 but has since decreased with 377 cases reported in 2010, a 15% decrease since 2008.

Do we really believe this has nothing to do with sexual promiscuity or morality but is simply a matter of wellness for women according to Obama?

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