A legitimate question to anti-choice community

Hi, all. I was thinking today, as a staunchly pro-choice woman, I always wanted to know what the religious people felt about barrier-method birth control.

DISCLAIMER: I’m going to be speaking in mostly Judeo-Christian terms, since that is what I have the most exposure to. Here’s what I get so far:

1) The religious folks don’t want non-married peoples to have sex.
2) The teens of those are doing rather unsafe non-p-in-v things.
3) The religious peeps are staunchly anti-abortion (understandable) but also anti hormonal birthcontrol (i.e., the pill, the patch, the implant, Mirena, Plan B)

…so how do they feel about barrier methods? Condoms, Copper IUDs, diaphragms, etc. For the sake of argument, let’s say this is in the context of a God-sanctioned marriage.

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2 Responses to A legitimate question to anti-choice community

  1. R. says:

    I don’t think that everyone is meant to have children. For one reason or another a lot of people just probably shouldn’t, and that is not a bad thing at all. So as a “religious folk” I would say that I would much rather have conception prevented – be it hormonal birth control or a barrier method – than for a woman to abort a baby. That’s coming from a staunchly pro-life woman.

    • TJ says:

      Thank you, R.

      Not to insult you, but I think that you would lie on the pro-choice side of the line — you support a woman’s choice not to have a child by giving women knowledge of and access to preventative care. This debate is not simply an anti-abortion issue.

      The people I’m addressing are those that don’t even allow access to preventative care. The people that support legislature to say life not only begins at conception, but 2 weeks before that in the ovulation cycle. The one’s that refuse to teach or even learn about hormonal birth control. Many of these people believe that the pill and the morning after pill are abortion pills that flush out a fetus at the moment of conception. Not true, by the way. It prevents conception.

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