Got insurance? STDs, unplanned pregnancy, guilt, depression?

To the editor:

I saw an ad for Obamacare the week of Dec. 20, 2013, with Susie and Nate. They were standing next to each other with Susie holding a package of birth control pills saying, “OMG he’s hot! Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers. I got insurance. Now you can too, thanks to Obamacare.” Susie and Nate hot to trot. In another ad by Out2Enroll, an Obamacare LGBT outreach group, depicts four shirtless men with snug swimsuits on, decorating a Christmas tree, hugging each other and other things. What is really happening to real people when this administration promotes these kinds of behaviors?

Promiscuity can have the result of an unplanned pregnancy which has the result of a myriad societal problems. A study by the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators showed that children from single parent families account for 63 percent of youth suicides, 70 percent of teen pregnancies, 71 percent of all youth substance abuse, 80 percent of all prison inmates and 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children.

A 2008 study by economist Benjamin Scafidi of Georgia State University found that unwed mothers, divorced or unwed, cost U.S. taxpayers $112 billion annually.

Domestic abuse from 1993-2005, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, among married couples ranged from .9 to 3.2 per 1000 while abuse among divorced or separated women was from 37.7 to 118.5 per 1,000.

The conclusion I get from the President’s notion of reducing human beings to animals their hormonal impulses isn’t good for women, children and society, yet that is the message. How sick is that? Whose policies are waging war on women, children – society? Imagine if the President held marriage in honor. What healing that would bring to this hurting country.

Birth control pills provide zero protection against sexually transmitted diseases (I wouldn’t endorse the use of them when engaged in promiscuous sexual activity if they had 100 percent effectiveness in preventing STDs) and are about 95 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. Homosexual activity has brought HIV/AIDS into the STD mix. On Feb. 9, 2011, HHS.gov/healthcare posted a report “Building Healthier Communities by Investing in Prevention” and in the first paragraph it states “the Affordable Care Act helps move the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on wellness and prevention.” It seems there is a disconnect with this article and their marketing campaign. The 2012 annual report from the Center for Disease Control “Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2012,” “estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in the U.S.A.” and half of those are among people of ages 15-24 years and has a cost to the taxpayers of almost 16 billion dollars. Not to mention the human cost of permanent infection, infertility and even death. What was that about preventive health care and lower health care costs?

Got guilt/depression? When we human beings do wrong, something inside us makes us feel crummy. It’s our conscience, placed there by God, something animals don’t have so dogs can have multiple sexual encounters and have no ill effects. Not so with human beings, since sexual intercourse is a spiritual experience, a mystery, with two people becoming one and when one has multiple sexual encounters as in “hooking up,” a person’s spirit is spread among each of the individuals, making a mess of their emotions. There is hope however, and that would be to go to the One who made you, confess your sin, and ask God to forgive you since Jesus Christ died to pay for our sins and ask Christ to be your Lord and Savior and He will forgive you. You will be able to have a new life in Christ, “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.” II Corinthians 5:17.

Layle French

Marshall