Birth control remains easy to come by. Spend a few dollars and you’ll get your hands on your so-called “family planning” contraceptives. Despite its low costs and its rampant availability, the high price of birth control keeps rising.
What do I mean? Well, just think about it.
Wasn’t birth control supposed to cure all the world’s problems? That is how it was billed and how it continues to be promoted. But birth control has failed to keep its promises.
In fact, birth control has only made society worse. Let’s see what kind of devastating wake the introduction of contraception has caused.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Nonetheless, I will numerate for you several victims of birth control. This is the high price of birth control use in our culture.
1. BABIES KILLED BY ABORTIFACIENTS (CHEMICAL ABORTIONS)
Obviously, the place to begin is to count the babies directly killed by the birth control pill and other abortifacients.
That’s right, certain contraceptives serve as abortion-causing drugs shortly after conception occurs.
It is hard to fathom how many babies die to abortifacients. I found an estimate of 14 million per year, just in the USA alone. God, have mercy!
Then there are also such drugs as RU-486 that women can take to purposely cause an abortion later in pregnancy.
2. BABIES KILLED BY SURGICAL ABORTIONS
Many babies who are conceived to mothers or couples who do not want them. Think about that.
Over 3,000 babies a day, to the tune of over a million babies per year, are surgically aborted in the USA alone.
Sure, contraception did not directly kill these children, but the contraceptive mentality led to their death.
Our society says children are to be avoided, like a curse. People are trained to think they have a “right” to sex without facing the consequence of any result child.
Thus, when the child does “accidentally” get conceived, the groundwork has been laid. The premise has been accepted. Children are expendable.
As a result, abortion becomes the backup plan if the birth control fails.
3. WOMEN, WHO BECOME SEXUAL OBJECTS
How some people cannot see this blows my mind. But if you teach men that they can (and should expect to) have sex with no strings attached, chaos ensues.
Instead of having to put a ring on her finger, he does not have to promise fidelity. In place of promising exclusivity, he is allowed to have multiple sexual partners. This, we are told in the mainstream, is to be expected.
Thus, women are viewed by men as sexual objects. Women are there to please men. Men indulge in pornography to satisfy this unnatural, unhealthy view. Sex trafficking remains a prominent industry and a crime against humanity.
So much for birth control appeasing men’s sexual appetites. It has only made them worse.
It is no coincidence domestic violence has not been eradicated. This is another promise of contraception that has yet to, and never will, be fulfilled.
4. THE SEXUALIZATION OF CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY GIRLS
If sex is merely for pleasure, and inconsequential, then where does the line get drawn?
Men have been trained to view women as sexual objects, but at what age should they limit this to? Is it really all that surprising child pornography remains so popular?
Girls learn they need to attract the attention of boys and men in order to feel loved. They think, in order to do this, they need to dress immodestly. Or they think they need to be promiscuous.
Parents have bought into this mentality, especially in raising their young girls. They fail to teach them modesty. They let their girls dress with inappropriate attire, not leaving much to the imagination. Then they wonder what went wrong with their daughters.
5. THOSE WHO PARTAKE IN CONTRACEPTIVE SEX
Pope Saint John Paul the Great said contraceptive sex ceases to be an act of love.
Love is an act of sacrifice, of self-denial, and wanting the best for the other person. Contraceptive sex is none of these things.
The couple who engages in sex using birth control uses one another. This leads to physical, emotional, and spiritual damages.
The high price of birth control use includes the alarming rates of sexually transmitted diseases common among the promiscuous. It includes the depression and hurt that follows, when the emptiness of relationships formed merely around sex is realized.
And the separation from God that results, remains the greatest price to pay. He knows us and knows birth control use is not in our best interest.
The list could go on and on. The point here is that using contraception goes beyond just the sexual feelings of its users. The impact can be felt by society as a whole.
Until this contraceptive culture ends, things will only get worse. It seems a high cost of birth control. It seems a high price to pay, just to get cheap sex.
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