Institute of Medicine is reporting that free birth control such as pills, IUDs, and patches is essential health care. Because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) the IOM is asserting birth control is "preventive medicine".
One of the commentators on this story points out that birth control is already free and has been since the beginning to time. It's called abstinence. Another commentator states that since people are people and will never be celibate, then the IOM is correct in pushing for free birth control.
One of the things that sets humans apart from the baser animal kingdom is self-control, deductive reasoning, and planning. To be promiscuous as well as indiscriminate, a person is living a risk-filled lifestyle with probability of STDs and pregnancy. Birth control merely opens the door wider for health risks, rather than preventive medicine. The only 100% effective birth control is abstinence which I taught both my daughters.
Of course it is a shame babies are born without fathers in the home, and born to babies themselves. It isn't the child's fault, but the biological parents. How can we fix this? Our society is hell bent for leather to dispel self-control and have it your way, you deserve a break today, just do it. What comes into the home in the form of sexual commercials (whether explicit or innuendo), movies with sexual content, and an astonishing number of TV shows promoting loose morals and foul language on commercial TV, is just part of the problem.
The bulk of the fault lies within the realm of what parents teach their children. Willfulness of children isn't being reigned in any longer. Small children are throwing tantrums in public while parents just pat them on the head. The lack of self-control of the parents is the forerunner of wild teenagers. Disobedience is not being curtailed and leads to disrespect of society in general thus we have the lack of respect for the sanctity of life.
It is no more than what the Bible prophesies for the end times.
As for me and my house, I would that Christ shall find me bringing Him glory, working for Him and being ready for Him. I am celibate and proud of it. I pray all Christians will pray for more self-control and exhibit self-control. It is part of the Fruit of the Spirit so it is a gift from God.
Thank you to Ambro at Free Digital Photos for the photo.