Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pro-Life Organizations: Are they for contraception?

This is part of a continuing series.

I also wanted to determine if pro-life organizations supported the most effective way to reduce abortion rates, which is increased contraception use. If the organization was fine with they barrier methods, but not hormonal methods like the pill, I gave them "limited support for contraceptives". If it was "Natural Family Planning" but against all other forms, I put them in "anti-contraceptives". If they were opposed to one form of contraceptives, and did not address others, I put them in "opposed contraceptives".

To clarify, if a group gets put into "opposes contraceptive" it does not necessarily mean that they wish to criminalize it. But, if an organization supports Pharmacists "right" to not dispense birth control, or if they said that contraceptives contribute to a "culture of death" or "a child-unfriendly environment" I put that in "opposes contraceptives", even if they don't speak to making it illegal.

UPDATE the Second
In order to be more fair, I looked over the organizations again, and added whether or not they were against birth control, or whether or not they were against some types of contraceptives and did not address other ones. I went over the ones that also didn't address contraceptives, and found some of them did actually oppose Emergency contraceptive, so they were added to the last list.



At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Rich Hudson said...

The so-called "pro life" movement isn't anti-abortion so much as anti-sex. Sex should be saved for marriage and only for the purpose of producing a whole lot of white babies, 'cause those dark-skinned folks are outbreeding us! Fighting abortion is also a great cause for men to pursue as it imparts dignity to them without requiring any sacrifice on their part. It also fits in with the general Christian obsession with what *other* people are doing.

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the numbers at the CDC, abortion is a black genocide in the US.

One of every three of my black brothers and sisters are murdered in the womb -- by white doctors.

If you believed the preborn are human and abortion is the murder of innocent people who have no voice and no way of defending themselves, would you sit there and say/do nothing?

The reason Christians are into this is because their leader was innocent and murdered. They're obsessed with the idea that all are equal in the eyes of God and that human life is sacred.

At 10:05 PM, Blogger Sevesteen said...

This is what bothers me the most about the anti-abortion groups. I can understand believing that abortion is the moral equivalent to murder, I cannot understand the logic that believes that, but does not promote birth control as a method of minimizing abortion.

At 6:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a young black women and as a young mother of two twin girls abortion should not be allowed anywhere . There are other options that people can take other than abortion. I am 18 my twins are 3 years old and im working and in college. Its alot to handle but im doing it. Maybe if there were more of the *other* people who are hard working like the us *dark- skinned folk* then maybe we wouldnt be outbreeding *other people. Yes we are the highest race of getting pregnant but guess what? We are doig what we have to do.


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