Imperialism and the price of human life

Safe, cheap, and effective, this method confers considerable power to couples to control their fertility for both achieving and, when couples have a serious reason to do so, preventing conception. It is time the misconception that Catholicism is synonymous with ineffective birth control and that her teachings against abortion and contraception are the major hurdle in eliminating poverty around the world be laid to rest.

Imperialism and the price of human life

We now can say, "It's your fault. If you'd just stop making babies, you wouldn't be living in poverty. Rather than artificial contraceptives, which can have life threatening complications, always seem to be paired with abortion, and frequently undermine third world societal structures, there is the Church's alternative of Natural Family Planning.

Safe, cheap, and effective, this method confers considerable power to couples to control their fertility for both achieving and, when couples have a serious reason to do so, preventing conception. It is time the misconception that Catholicism is synonymous with ineffective birth control and that her teachings against abortion and contraception are the major hurdle in eliminating poverty around the world be laid to rest.

It is startling how popular anti-Catholicism is becoming in late twentieth century America. Although the critics often do not name a particular church as the object of their disdain, the Catholic Church is the only worldwide institution that still relentlessly defends the traditional Judeo-Christian positions on contraception and abortion that are being attacked.

This anti-Catholicism reaches to the highest levels of our society.

Imperialism and the price of human life

Al Gore illustrated this attitude several months ago on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade when he stated that if only that "minority within the minority" of pro-lifers would give up their age-old opposition to birth control, we could forge some common ground and decrease unwanted pregnancies.

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We have already had several decades of the sexual revolution, contraception and legalized abortion. During the same period the rate of unwanted pregnancies and abortions has skyrocketed. If society adhered to the very Judeo-Christian morality that these critics abhor, can anyone deny that these problems would improve dramatically?

Having spent time doing medical missionary work in Haiti, I know first hand the effects of the contraceptive imperialism the USA imposes on the third world. It costs pennies to effectively treat many of the diseases from which Haitians suffer. But when a Haitian mother brings a dying child to a government clinic for a couple cents worth of antibiotics or antimalarial medications necessary to save his life, there are few or none available on the shelves.

But there are millions of dollars worth of contraceptives available in Haiti. Or when a Kenyan woman goes to a hospital with an infected uterus due to the IUD some doctor implanted without her knowledge after her last delivery, she may die due to lack of a clean, well equipped operating room.

But if she desires a tubal ligation, she can be immediately escorted into a new, clean, well equipped operating room stocked only for that purpose by kind, compassionate population controllers in the West.

And the church hospitals are left trying to pick up the pieces. I and my peers who do missionary work in the third world have personally seen cases like these happening with increasing frequency. Is this the type of compassion for which we want America to be known? Of course, we justify the need for our contraceptive imperialism by pointing out the "overpopulation" of the developing countries.

Let's examine the concept of poverty versus overpopulation. Poverty can be defined as too many people for the resources available in a geographic region. When we see humans living in poverty, we feel a certain solidarity with them. Our consciences tell us of our duty to help them out of their misery with food, shelter, infrastructure, and the means to develop their economy.

Verbal engineering always precedes social engineering. By calling poverty by a new name, "overpopulation," we remove the burden for their condition from our conscience. No longer do we feel the need to feed them.

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British Imperialism in Africa About This Project The goal of this presentation is to show the effects of the British conquests in Africa from both an English and an African point of view.

Background Information The British and others were trying to colonize Africa for a variety of different reasons. I also believe human life is a sacred gift from our Creator. I worry about a culture that devalues life, and believe as your President I have an important obligation to foster and encourage respect for life in America and throughout the world.

The Nature and Effects of Imperialism by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. – Dandelion Salad

Well of course, there’s the cost of blood, human life. A lot of the military is supplied by U.S. workers. But I didn’t include that, that’s clearly negative.

Contraceptive Imperialism and Third World Poverty