Choice is very important in our society. Yesterday, while in church, surprisingly part of the message had to do with the concept of choice, although it was in a different context the tenets of the message was clearly the need to make right choices and accept the consequences of bad choices. The message was especially interesting because I read earlier on in the morning a story regarding “wrongful birth” in which the lesbian mothers of a young Bi-racial girl were suing the sperm bank because instead of producing a blonde, blue-eyed baby from the sperm they bought, the mother carrying the child was impregnated by the sperm from a Black man and hence the baby is biracial. Apparently this was not the “baby in the window” they chose and they wanted to be compensated $50, 000 for their pain and suffering. Following this line of reasoning, what should two very intelligent parents with great achievements get when they give life to two not so intelligent , and un-achieving children — how would they be compensated because clearly this would NOT be their first choice? The case was thrown out but, I guess it was worth a try, from their stand-point. Let’s take a look at some other choices;
- Abortion: Central to the fight between the Women’s rights groups and the Right to Life groups would be the issue of abortion. On the one hand, the “Freedom of Choice” groups and other “women’s rights” groups have centered their arguments around the concept that it is a “woman’s right” to choose whether or not to carry a child to full term and give birth. Many will vary as to how late into the term the woman is able to “choose” , some advocating right up to the moment of birth and other even more extreme are proposing the possibility of “after birth abortion” otherwise known as “infanticide or the murder or an infant. In every situation, the procedure is “justified” as either making things “fair and equal” for the woman and thus her “right” . On the other side of the debate, the extreme might be no choice at all, that includes contraceptives, but the general feeling is that the “freedom of choice” debate excludes the most vulnerable of voices, the unborn child. In any abortion, at the most, only 50 percent of the “birth equation” has a choice. Think about it. And with the debate regarding Planned Parenthood, the American people have got to realize that this organization will now represent the conscience of a nation. As we witness through video one doctor after doctor, administrator after administrator, blandly discussing the sale of human organs, the crushing of infant skulls, and the possibility of the fetus spontaneously falling out of the birth canal after drugs are administered makes me wonder how ‘equal” does it make a woman to participate in such horrors which end up objectifying bits and pieces of parts of her for sale. Sales that could buy an expensive sports car or two, great clothes, a big house and fabulous vacations for the seller . Sounds a bit like “pimping” to me.
- Gender: Throughout history men have played women in theater and women have masqueraded as men. There have been both homosexual and heterosexual people of either gender who have preferred to live and dress as either sex. At this time in America, however, people are using surgery and hormonal therapy to “change” what they cannot – at least biologically. Chromosomal make up is important in human psychology. Women typically have two X chromosomes while males have an X and Y chromosomal structure. The X chromosome is much more active than Y and it affects behavior. This is how it is. Regardless of the amount of make-up you put on, the wig or length of your hair, or even your most fervent desire….. you cannot change this fact. Gender assignments, unlike some of the other categories are assigned by God. You can remove this organ or that tissue, mold a male appendage out of skin, and subtract a male appendage. You can take hormones to grow breasts or take hormones to grow a beard and speak with a deep voice. If you were once a male, you will not be able to carry a baby and it you are female, you will never produce sperm and impregnate a woman. You are still the member of the sex printed on your original birth certificate. I feel it is increasing getting out of hand with parents of younger and younger children seeking attention by trying to say that, for example, their 6 year old wants to be a member of another sex. Every child wants to be someone or something else from time to time. It takes a mature parent to recognize that this might just be a phase and not make decisions that will take an immature fantasy and turn it into a lifelong nightmare of confusion.
- The Law: Right now there is a County Clerk in Kentucky by the name of Kim Davis jailed because she is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. She objects to issuing such licenses with her name on them, because she believes (rightly or wrongly) that having her name on them is an endorsement of same-sex marriage. She says that she would be content with modifying the prescribed Kentucky marriage license form to remove the multiple references to Davis’ name, and thus to remove the personal nature of the authorization that Davis must provide on the current form. State law requires the County Clerk’s name on the marriage license and the marriage certificate. Allowing all marriage licenses and certificates — for opposite-sex marriages or same-sex ones — to include a deputy clerk’s name, or just the notation “Rowan County Clerk,” wouldn’t jeopardize any government interest. “There’s a lot of appeal to the “you take the job, you follow the rules — if you have a religious objection to the rules, quit the job” approach may be. But it’s not the approach that modern American federal employment law has taken, or the approach that the state religious exemption law in Kentucky and many other states has taken. Muslim truck drivers who don’t want to transport alcohol, Jehovah’s Witnesses who don’t want to raise flags, Sabbatarians (Jewish or Christian) who don’t want to work Saturdays, and philosophical vegetarians who don’t want to hand out hamburger coupons can take advantage of this law. Conservative Christian county clerks who don’t want to have their names listed on marriage certificates and licenses likely can, too.” Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/09/04/when-does-your-religion-legally-excuse-you-from-doing-part-of-your-job/