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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
[[Birth control]] is an issue because of (on the one side) the significant number of groups who seem out to restrict or prevent it, and (on the other side) the bad effects of not using it when needed.
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[[Contraception]] (also known as: [[birth control]], [[reproductive choice]]) is an issue because of (on the one side) the significant number of (mainly [[religious]]) groups who seem out to [[anti-contraception|restrict or prevent it]], and (on the other side) the bad effects of not using it when needed.
==Statement==
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===Conclusions===
Many groups apparently are both against abortion ''and'' against contraception or even sex education. This strikes me as highly irrational and irresponsible, as it essentially "wishes away" a number of realities:
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Many groups apparently are both [[anti-abortion|against abortion]] ''and'' against contraception or even [[sex education]], usually favoring a policy of [[pro-abstinence|promoting abstinence]] until marriage. This is highly irrational and irresponsible, as it essentially "wishes away" a number of realities:
* the reality that a significant portion of the population will continue to have extramarital sex, at ''least'' until there is some kind of significant change in the culture
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* as a contraceptive tool, "[[sexual abstinence|abstinence]]" is actually [[planned abstinence]], which is notoriously unreliable
 
* the reality that teenagers and young adults will be interested in sex whether or not they are educated about it (humanity was around long before sex education)
 
* the reality that teenagers and young adults will be interested in sex whether or not they are educated about it (humanity was around long before sex education)
* the reality of the large number of unwanted births which would result if "[[pro-life]]", "anti-contraception", and "anti-[[sex education|education]]" policies were enacted in any combination
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* the reality of the large number of unwanted births which would result if "[[pro-life]]", [[anti-contraception]], and "[[abstinence-based education]]"/[[anti-sex-education]] policies were enacted in any combination, in the absence of a significant and widespread cultural change or some as-yet-unknown but more acceptable means of contraception
 
* the reality that in any case, a large portion of people do not wish for such a culture change, and would not abide by it
 
* the reality that in any case, a large portion of people do not wish for such a culture change, and would not abide by it
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* the reality that many ''married'' people do not wish to reproduce every time they have sex while fertile
  
If these groups are aiming to prevent unwanted conception solely by somehow significantly changing our culture so that most people only have sex when procreation is desired, they do not seem to be putting their efforts in that direction; if anything, they seem to want to encourage procreation at any cost.
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If these groups are aiming to prevent unwanted conception solely by somehow significantly changing our culture so that most people only have sex when procreation is desired, they do not seem to be putting their efforts in that direction; if anything, they seem to want to '''[[procreation-maximizing policy|maximize procreation at any cost]]'''.
 
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==Related Pages==
==Opinion==
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* Contraception is a [[reproductive issue]].
* '''2006-05-18''' [http://www.alternet.org/rights/36371/ The War on Sex] by Cristina Page on TomPaine.com
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* Some (generally [[anti-contraception]]) groups seek to make it a [[sexuality issue]] by stating or implying that [[sexual abstinence]] is the only acceptable form of birth control.
** Claims that all pro-life groups in the {{USA}} are also against contraception – is this true?
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* Many groups, especially certain [[religious]] organizations, are [[anti-contraception|against the use of contraceptives]] to varying degrees.
** Claims that anti-choice groups are claiming that many contraceptives (including the birth control pill, the patch, the IUD, and the Depo-Provera shot) are actually abortifacients, i.e. that they induce abortions – is it true that they are claiming this?
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* Forms of contraception include:
 
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** [[planned abstinence]]
==Related Articles==
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==Links==
* [[Abortion]]
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===Reference===
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* {{wikipedia}}
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* [http://ec.princeton.edu/ The Emergency Contraception site] at princeton.edu
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* [http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/reproductive_choice Media Matters]: media items related to reproductive choice
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===Projects===
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* [http://www.churchofeuthanasia.org/ The Church of Euthanasia] appears to be a borderline-[[extremist]] organization in favor of essentially any measure which prevents procreation (...or are they a parody?)
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===Opinion===
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* '''2006-05-18'''
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** [http://www.alternet.org/rights/36371/ The War on Sex] by Cristina Page on TomPaine.com
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*** Claims that all pro-life groups in the {{USA}} are also against contraception – is this true?
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*** Claims that anti-choice groups are claiming that many contraceptives (including the birth control pill, the patch, the IUD, and the Depo-Provera shot) are actually abortifacients, i.e. that they induce abortions – is it true that they are claiming this?
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** [http://www.jillstanek.com/archives/2006/05/will_we_choke_o.html Will we choke on the pill?] blog entry by Jill Stanek: a pro-life Biblically-based argument against contraception, with much discussion (on both sides) afterwards
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*** [http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/05/i_jill_stanek.php commentary] by [[PZ Myers]] at Pharyngula
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===Discussion===
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* '''2006-05-25''' [http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/05/that_great_and_arbitrary_abort.php That great and arbitrary abortionist in the sky] by [[PZ Myers]] (Pharyngula)
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===News===
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Latest revision as of 01:23, 31 October 2009

Overview

Contraception (also known as: birth control, reproductive choice) is an issue because of (on the one side) the significant number of (mainly religious) groups who seem out to restrict or prevent it, and (on the other side) the bad effects of not using it when needed.

Conclusions

Many groups apparently are both against abortion and against contraception or even sex education, usually favoring a policy of promoting abstinence until marriage. This is highly irrational and irresponsible, as it essentially "wishes away" a number of realities:

  • as a contraceptive tool, "abstinence" is actually planned abstinence, which is notoriously unreliable
  • the reality that teenagers and young adults will be interested in sex whether or not they are educated about it (humanity was around long before sex education)
  • the reality of the large number of unwanted births which would result if "pro-life", anti-contraception, and "abstinence-based education"/anti-sex-education policies were enacted in any combination, in the absence of a significant and widespread cultural change or some as-yet-unknown but more acceptable means of contraception
  • the reality that in any case, a large portion of people do not wish for such a culture change, and would not abide by it
  • the reality that many married people do not wish to reproduce every time they have sex while fertile

If these groups are aiming to prevent unwanted conception solely by somehow significantly changing our culture so that most people only have sex when procreation is desired, they do not seem to be putting their efforts in that direction; if anything, they seem to want to maximize procreation at any cost.

Related Pages

Links

Reference

Projects

Opinion

  • 2006-05-18
    • The War on Sex by Cristina Page on TomPaine.com
      • Claims that all pro-life groups in the United States are also against contraception – is this true?
      • Claims that anti-choice groups are claiming that many contraceptives (including the birth control pill, the patch, the IUD, and the Depo-Provera shot) are actually abortifacients, i.e. that they induce abortions – is it true that they are claiming this?
    • Will we choke on the pill? blog entry by Jill Stanek: a pro-life Biblically-based argument against contraception, with much discussion (on both sides) afterwards

Discussion

News

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