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Birth control

Posted by MDViews on January 4, 2005

Drudgereport links to an article on the Washington Post web site here that sites a government study showing birth control use rates have declined. The numbers of women having sex and not using contraception in the last 3 months has declined from 5.2% in 1995 to 7.4% in 2002. The tone of the article is negative and a “troubling development”.

It seems that 4.6 million women are “at risk”. Of what? Disease? Cancer? Leukemia? Hemorrhoids? No. They are “at risk” of having a baby. Oh my, oh my. Call out the National Guard. The reason must be that contraception is too expensive and why doesn’t the government pay for that anyway, or at least force insurance companies to pony up. Our sex ed programs must be inadequate, probably due to the abstinence based education programs. “Changing attitudes toward childbearing” is mentioned as a reason only to be brushed off (with no data to support the brush off).

This article illustrates, I think, the mind set of the “babies are a curse” crowd. Who would want a child? They are a bother, an impediment, an inconvience and a mill stone around the neck. Why, any thinking woman would, if not abort, at least use birth control, wouldn’t they?

Apparently not. For whatever reason, the value and worth of life has fought it’s way through the feminist blather and conquered the minds of a statistically significant group of women in America.

I wonder if the “Roe effect” espoused by James Taranto, Best of the Web, is the reason. Since 1973, abortion has eliminated millions of potential citizens. Since conservatives generally have larger families and are less likely in my mind to abort (I don’t believe the abortion providers contention that evangelicals abort in the same percentages as the general population), there are just more conservative women around who are less likely to use contraception and more likely to embrace parenthood, family and all the joy it brings.

As David said in Psalms 127: 3-5, “Sons are a heritage from the LORD , children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”

Babies. A “problem” for the world. A blessing for the Christian.

One Response to “Birth control”

  1. tim said

    Excellent post… “But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death” – Prov. 8:36

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