Lege Could Cut More Health Care

RECEIVED Tue., May 3, 2011

Dear Editor,
    I enjoyed Jordan Smith's article "The War on Women's Health" [News, April 22]. However, I do not think that the Legislature has gone far enough. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that society has any responsibility for women's health. There is thus no Christian or constitutional justification for providing health care of any kind to poor women: All forms of medical care should be denied to those women who cannot pay for it, and this should be enforced by fines levied against providers who treat any woman without a guarantee of payment. This guarantee could, in the case of sufficiently young and healthy women, take the form of an organ donation, with the organ or organs to be selected by the hospital.
    This modest proposal would, I am certain, go far toward solving many of the problems of our society: Federal and state budgets would immediately be balanced, and poor women would die off, drastically reducing the cost of all other entitlement programs, while immigration would become much less attractive. Our sensibilities would thus cease to be offended by the presence of black and brown faces on the streets and in our schools and by the presence of trailer trash in our countryside. In addition to these benefits, the shortage of organs for transplanting to those of us who can pay would be alleviated.
    The temporary increase in motherless children is best taken care of by raising these children in military boarding institutions, from where they will go straight into active duty in the armed services, obviating the need for our children to put their lives on the line and ensuring that these children of women who made poor decisions will not be able to contaminate our families with their poor genes by marrying our sons and daughters.
John Berry
aka J. Swift
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