Jeff Neal for C.U.R.E. - Certain Unalienable Rights Endowment

I’m a Roe v Wade convert. Women do indeed have the right to choose. In fact, they must.

In Opinion on May 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I’ve realized that I agree with the premise of Roe v Wade.  Women positively have the right to choose, and I want to make it more certain.  That choice deserves a more tangible, less tenable basis than a Supreme Court decision based upon a penumbra right that could be taken away if five out of nine “unelected people” (BHO’s recent description of the SCOTUS) decide that the penumbra is less inclusive than Julia hoped.  Let’s give women an inviolable contract right.

Here’s how.

Health insurance plans are supposed to be about sharing risks and pooling resources.  A group of people agree to contribute to a reserve fund and agree further that each of them has access to such funds in the event one of them suffers a ‘covered’ unexpected illness.  Based upon complex formulae, the group determines what everyone’s premiums will be and which events entitle any of the policy holders access to the funds in the pool to cover the cost of curing the illness.

And then there’s a question of things that aren’t really illnesses; for example, pregnancies.  It has become standard practice that ‘health care insurance’ should cover such non-illnesses, because doctors are usually involved in caring for mother and fetus during the gestation period.  As I thought about that presumption recently, a question of ethics came to mind.

What if an advocate of the ‘pro-choice’ persuasion were to be faced with the following question on an insurance application form?

Please place an X below to indicate your coverage election.  (NOTE: Your choice is binding for the balance of your life.)

  ____  (a) pre-natal care, or

  ____  (b) abortion.

As I see it, if that collection of cells is nothing more than that, and you reserve the right to have it removed at your convenience, the group of us in your insurance pool will honor your moral decision and agree to pay for its removal.  However, we can’t agree to let you change your mind and be forced to pay to nurture the existence of that ‘tumor’ because the next time you get pregnant, you want to make a different choice.

So, decide now;  if you are ever expecting, will that blob inside of you be a baby or a choice?  Until after you stop arguing with yourself over whether that mass in your womb is your baby or a some form of excrement, we choose not to let you participate in our insurance program, because the calculations are too complicated.

So, (a) or (b).  YOU choose and the rest of us will honor your choice, no questions asked.

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