A new decision by the President requires health insurance plans to cover birth control and abortion drugs without any co-pay. This rule effectively means that people who are opposed to pills that cause abortion will be required to provide those pills. One Catholic Cardinal, Daniel N. Dinardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston has commented on the rule. “Pregnancy is not a disease, and children are not a ‘health problem’—they are the next generation of Americans.”
--World, August 27, 2011 p. 5 & 20 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.” The words to that song should ring out from the housetops as Christians consider their reaction to such a ruling.
Psalm 22:10-11 (HCSB) (10) I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother’s womb. (11) Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help.