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  • Ron Johnson, Pastor

Sad Annoyance

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

The following is the printed letter I sent to the editor of our local paper due to its article about the Governor of Massachusetts signing a bill mandating "free birth control".

It is with "sad annoyance" that I read that Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill mandating "free birth control" on Nov. 21. Sadly, the signing of this bill shows that this Governor and this state are unlikely to stop this misuse of tax revenues. The annoyance is because of how words are so easily misused, sadly again, by those who should know better. For some of the "birth control methods" covered do not control birth - this is something an obstetrician does. They prevent conception. But in the case of some of the misnamed "birth control methods" i.e. "birth control pills", some of them are actually abortifacient, i.e. they cause the death of the conceived child by preventing or hindering implantation. A better name for these pills of death would be "birth prevention pills" because they kill the child they have been unable to prevent being conceived! What about the dangerous "health benefits" of these free pills to women as well, such as an increased risk of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke? What a blessing it would be if correct terms and information were actually given out concerning such things! But a second reason for my "sad annoyance" is the use of the word "free"! How can the misnamed "Birth Control" be called free when it is paid for out of the misused tax revenues of the residents of MA? But such misuse of tax revenues, either in the current funding of abortion, and now for misnamed and, in some cases, life ending "Birth Control" methods, clearly shows that the words correctly used by a prophet of God have application to those in power in MA, and sadly again, in the entire country as well: Isaiah 5:20-21 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!"

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