January 4, 2013 1:42 pm
While the United States government seems determined to provide contraceptives for free, France, where contraceptives have been free, are ready to outlaw some contraceptives because of their connection with strokes.
December 19, 2012 5:28 pm
This animated video uses the studies I have discovered that shows how the chemical contraceptives impact negatively on relationships. It moves quickly and provides lots of useful information. See the FAQs about “Evolutionary Desirability” for a response to a question about a claim of this video.
August 17, 2012 1:24 pm
The contraceptive pill in Africa is called the “anti-baby” pill. I asked a nun from Africa if there was resistance to the teaching of the Church on contraception in Africa. She gave a look of disbelief and said, “We in Africa always welcome new life.” This woman’s letter is very powerful:
Growing up in a remote town in Africa, I have always known that a new life is welcomed with much mirth and joy. In fact we have a special “clarion” call (or song) in our village reserved for births and another special one for marriages.
The first day of every baby’s life is celebrated by the entire village with dancing (real dancing!) and clapping and singing – a sort of “Gloria in excelsis Deo.”
All I can say with certainty is that we, as a society, LOVE and welcome babies.
With all the challenges and difficulties of Africa, people complain and lament their problems openly. I have grown up in this environment and I have heard women (just as much as men) complain about all sorts of things. But I have NEVER heard a woman complain about her baby (born or unborn).
Even with substandard medical care in most places, women are valiant in pregnancy. And once the baby arrives, they gracefully and heroically rise into the maternal mode.
December 23, 2012 7:27 pm
It is impossible for mature, intelligent adults to think this is a good idea. My heart breaks for the teenagers of Philly. There will be more STIs, more unwanted pregnancies, more heartbreak, more poverty, etc. When will we wise up?
October 2, 2012 2:11 pm
July 24, 2012 3:29 pm
Mary Eberstadt is the go-to woman for the social arguments against contraception. She also discusses the painful inability of the academic establishment and the culture to face the dreadful consequences of the sexual revolution:
There’s more censorship and self-censorship about the legacy of the sexual revolution than about any other current issue out there. The fact is that people today are less free to talk candidly about this legacy than people were half a century ago. That tells us a lot. A mind can be a terrible thing to change.