Saturday, August 05, 2006
In the mid-twentieth century, the industrialized world embraced contraception as the way to eradicate poverty, lower the birth rate and guarantee freedom for women.
But contraception ushered in widespread promiscuity, divorce, sexually transmitted diseases, single parent households and abortion. While abortion was hailed as a triumph for women's rights and the solution to "failed" contraception, it brought a host of its own problems, including post-abortion trauma, sterility, and an increased risk of breast cancer.
If anyone wants to go out to Chicago with me in a couple of months to learn about the problems of contraception . . .