During the last election cycle in the United States, the Democratic Party promoted what they called “the war on women.” For example, Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, and Wendy Davis, who ran for Texas Governor, based their entire campaign on this false narrative of “the war on women.” One of my favorite speakers on the pro-life circuit, Greg Kokul, is fond of what he calls “the Columbo method.” The Columbo method is based on the old TV character of the 1970s, Columbo, starring the great actor, Peter Falk. Columbo is famous for always asking the crucial question. After stumbling thorough questioning a suspect, he turns to leave, but has “just more thing” – then he asks the crucial question that brings final clarity.
What is the crucial question about the so called “war on women”? You have to ask for clarity from anyone using this false moniker. Excuse me, but what do you mean by “war on women”? Only after you get an explanation can you address the issue. What the left defines as “a war on women” is shorthand for: abortion for any reason, contraceptives paid for by someone else, free sex as you want it and no rules barring whatever you want in these areas.
Now, those of us who are for protecting the unborn child, the most vulnerable human being in the world, or if we have objections on religious grounds against paying for contraceptive drugs, we are considered to be waging a “war on women.” We want to protect unborn children from being ripped apart by abortion, piece by piece from a woman’s womb, because this causes the death of a human being. In our culture, killing another human person is considered murder and a crime, not a personal option, nor “women’s health,” as the left calls it. Not giving you free contraceptives is not a “war on women.” We are not saying we’re against you buying your own, which you can do for no more than $9 per month at Target. The cost is not the issue, the issue is why do I, or anyone else, have to pay for your choice of taking contraceptives, something that is totally elective on your part? Why should an employer owe this to an employee? The “war on women” is a false narrative, pure and simple.