Thursday, January 17, 2008

Reproductive Freedom Works

The rate of abortion in the United States has been declining for years and has hit the lowest level since we started measuring it in the 70s. Well connected and savvy omnivores have more sexual activity than any generation to date, but they use birth control, and should they find themselves minus the appropriate protection, they engage in oral sex. Should they fail to do that, they rush to the store for the morning after pill. Should they fail to do that, they can obtain RU-486.

The healthy dynamic will continue and the rate will continue to drop. The solution involves sex education, easy access to affordable birth control, and the safety nets of the morning after pill and RU-486. If the so called pro-life fanatics would empower the young instead of telling them to abstain until marriage, the issue is history. Guess who is more likely to have an abortion? An ignorant God freak indoctrinated into Jesus obsession and abstinence. The spiritually and intellectually healthy kids don't have abortions because they don't have unwanted pregnancies.

If the real commitment were eliminating abortions, the pro-life movement would attack unwanted pregnancies. They don't. They attack sexual activity. It's a lie with roots in Christianity's discomfort with sex, in particular, with women having sex. Mary, mother of Jesus, didn't have sex. Uh-huh. The early Christians got downright persnickety about whether Mary and Joseph went at it to have Jesus's brother James.

Well, I have news. Mary and Joseph went at it like bunnies, and Mary LOVED it. She couldn't get enough of Joe. She had Joe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner including seconds and thirds. The sex was so fantastic and extraordinary she had the Son of God. God's no idiot.

Notice they don't have purity balls where mothers take their sons as "dates" and give their sons a ring to wear as a symbol of "chastity until marriage."


Blogger Sirocco said...

I heard some pro-life spokesman try to claim the Guttmacher report was evidence "people's attitudes had changed" on abortion and, presumably, sex.

Which is, of course, demonstrably untrue. As you note, more sex is occurring nowadays, not less. Study after study has shown conclusively abstinence-only education is not only ineffective but contra-effective. Finally, the percentage of Americans who believe abortion should be an available option has certainly not decreased since the Roe v. Wade ruling.

Attitudes may very well be changing ... but not in the direction the spokesperson was hoping to portray.

1/17/2008 11:27 AM  
Anonymous The Navigator said...

Sirocco, exactly.

x4mr, your irreverence is positively exquisite, and your post is smarter than the surface suggests.

Female sexuality has always been problematic for the holy rollers, as is homosexuality.

You are right. It is a total lie.

Note the priests molesting boys by the thousands.

Pro-life is anything but.

1/17/2008 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Like this blog has any business discussing the pure or the sacred.

You clearly have no grasp of what is clean, good, or special. You can't even begin to think about what the Virgin birth might mean or represent.

Your mockery of the divine shows the truth about your character.

God sees all. I can just imagine what he thinks of you. One day you will find out.

1/17/2008 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

what HE thinks of you.

1/17/2008 4:02 PM  

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