Friday, September 9, 2016

The injustice of biology. . .

Erin and Marianne Krupa, a lesbian couple struggling to get pregnant due to infertility, are suing the State of New Jersey in an attempt to force their insurer to cover the cost of fertility treatments -- something that the insurer will not do until they have tried for two years to conceive naturally. 

Where do I begin?  This lesbian couple is not infertile.  They are incapable of having a child.  The only hope they have is the expensive and uncertain path our advances in reproductive technology and in vitro fertilization offer.  But alas!  This technology is not cheap.  Somebody has to pay.  So they claim that they are being treated differently than a heterosexual couple and that New Jersey must direct their insurer to pay for all that is necessary for them to have a child -- out of justice and fairness.  But that is the point.  It is patently unfair.  The heterosexual couple covered by the same insurer has to prove than natural conception is impossible (2 years) before the unnatural means afforded by advances in reproductive technology are covered (all or in part).  For the same sex couple no such natural conception is ever possible.  The same sex couple is by nature infertile and incapable of having a child without the intervention of man and medicine.

Dr. William Ziegler, the medical director of the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey, said the issue of insurance coverage had long weighed on the field of fertility treatment.  “I’m not sure if there was a lot of thought given to the implications of what this would cause and how many New Jerseyans it would exclude,” Dr. Ziegler said of the mandate. “It’s a double standard. It discriminates against same-sex couples because they don’t have the biological equipment to have a baby the way a heterosexual couple does.”
Ah, there is the rub.  It is unfair and the rule discriminates because they don't have the biological equipment to have a baby in the natural way.  But who discriminates?  Nature!  God!  No, nature can be subverted and God wants us all to be happy loving who and what we love and doing what we want when we want it.  So it has to be the fault of rules, man-made rules that have made this happy couple so unhappy.

We are so very comfortable as victims.  We are so very happy to blame others when we cannot get what we want, when and how we want it.  And of course the ultimate evil in all of this are those Christians who have no sympathy or empathy for the couple.  We have learned so subvert the ways of God and the natural law so well that it is patently unfair that a same sex couple does not have the biological equipment to produce the child they desire.  But wait, technology is ever changing and maybe there is hope that someday we will not be victims of our "gender" or confined to the consequences of "nature."  When technology like this arrives, there will be true justice and God will be glorified.  Or not.

Repent.  Believe the Gospel.  It is not so hard to understand why the question was raised:  When the Lord returns will He find faith on earth?  Centuries from now, when those who survive will attempt to write the history of how the most advanced nation on earth completely lost its mind and fell apart, they may be drawn to the prophet who decried what God and nature had done to create this grave injustice and how technology set us free from ourselves to pursue desire unhindered.  Or maybe not.  In any case, we will all give account before God's throne of judgment not only for our sins but also for our stupidity and our arrogance. 


John Joseph Flanagan said...

Things have become so twisted today. As a 70+ I have witnessed and lived through more normal days in America, even as there were always an underbelly of social unrest, injustice, political corruption and moral decay. Still, people seemed to know the difference between right and wrong, we felt patriotic and optimistic about our future as a nation, and believed in God and were never doubtful that we could surmount the trials we faced as a people. But things changed rapidly and many of us were caught by surprise. Television once had family programs with moral lessons, and movies were not vulgar. Values changed as universities promoted secular humanism, pluralism, and moral relativity. Radical feminists told American women to abort their babies to have a more fulfilling life and career. Worse yet...many wanted to redefine marriage to include two men or two women in place of the traditional heterosexual couple. Homosexuals and lesbians go against God and nature, and desire we all celebrate this form of sexual immorality. I for one do not see America as able to stop the free fall into paganism and gross immorality, and I do not see a reversal without God's discipline and correction. Sadly, we are in the last days, years, decades, and the nation we love is dying from self inflicted wounds.

ErnestO said...

We can only hope we are in the last days, how much faster we seem to be speeding as we near the bottom. "Thy kingdom come Thy will be done on earth and Heaven"

I can only guess we are as evil as the people of Noah's day...........2 Peter 2:5 and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly

Anonymous said...

Ah, but bottom line. What about the married, heterosexual couples who cannot conceive 'with the right equipment? God determines this too.