Obesity Worse than Murder?

Did you know obesity is more morally reprehensible than murder? It is in New York City. Two weeks ago, with the push from their mayor, the New York City Health Department banned the sale of sugared beverages (soda) larger than 16 oz. at restaurants, sporting events, and movie theaters. The mayor says they need the ban because more than half of New York City adults and nearly 40% of the cities elementary and middle school kids are overweight or obese. So the nanny state to the rescue; apparently New York’s citizens aren’t smart enough to make their own decisions.

Contrast that with this. The New York Public School District is handing out Plan B pills (the “morning-after” pill) in their high schools. Students just have to enter their school-based clinic and ask for one. Parental consent needed? Of course not; parental permission is needed for an aspirin and a parental signature is required for a field trip—but no permission is required to terminate life in the uterus of a fourteen year old girl.

Dr. Cora Breuner, a Seattle physician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Teen Health applauds New York: “It [morning-after pill] provides relief or solace to a young woman or man who has made a mistake but doesn’t want to have to live with that mistake for the rest of their lives” (The News Tribune, September 26, 2012, p. A12). They have “made a mistake”? No; they have made a baby and the good doctor argues to kill him or her. The New York City Health Department, working in conjunction with the school district, concurs: “We are committed to trying new approaches…to improve a situation that can have lifelong consequences.” Committed to improving the situation of whom?—certainly not the discarded child.

For years now, public schools have been handing out birth control pills and condoms as if they were candy. New ground has now been broken where they are handing out abortifacients. Given New York City’s recent priorities, one wonders if their pill full of poison was instead full of sugar, would they rethink their position?

Pastor Rich Hamlin
September 27, 2012

1 comment

  1. It still is boggling to observe the distortion that secularism creates! This leadership is remeniscent of Rom 1 where they are ‘inventors of evil’ who approve of each other’s wicked thinking. But it also brings to mind the lost sheep caught in such a system that Jesus had compassion on too… it made Him irate that they were being exploited.

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