It seems so obvious. Contraception prevents pregnancy. Prevent pregnancy, and you will prevent abortion.
Except it's not so obvious.
Maclean's just did an article on two young women who became mothers during adolescence. One the mothers was very responsible-- in the eyes of society. She says:
I was on two forms of birth control, and I still got pregnant.
Not one. TWO forms of birth control.
And she still got pregnant.
Happily this pregnancy did not end in an abortion. But many do.
Contraception stops many pregnancies.
It doesn't stop all of them.
And that's the problem..
In our society, contraception is presented as practically
If you want to stop pregnancy, the only
Given that contraception is never fullproof, the only responsible attitude is to promote abstinence. If kids don't have sex, they won't get pregnant.
If you want more proof, take a look at the evolution of sexual mores. We have more contraception than ever in this society. Has the proliferation of contraception led to more teen pregnancies or fewer?
The contraceptive mentality believes that there is such a thing as sex with no reproductive consequences. It's an illusion, and if we really want to do our children a favour, we have to stop buying into it and dispel the myth.
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