OK, Dearly Beloved, now that I have your attention, I have a question for those who don't like abortion and don't like birth control...
While y'all are pushing abstinence as the only proper sort of birth control and disease prevention, are you abstinent? Are you planning a life of "passionate celibacy?" Last I heard, a lot of you didn't like masturbation either...and we all know how you feel about gay sex.
So, here's the thing: unless you, yourselves, are willing to eschew the delights of the flesh, what, exactly, is the program, here?
We have plenty of people on earth already.
Sex is, as far as I can remember, a rollicking good time.
Birth control makes it possible to have sex without making babies.
Babies, while often a joy, are always a financial burden, and should never, EVER, be borne as a punishment for sex. It's hard enough to raise the delightful little things when you want them, love them, and plan them, never mind when you don't want them, can't love them and they arrive by accident.
We now have this wonderful technology that permits us the joy of sex without the risk of babies; why not promote its use?
I think it is a human trait to enjoy sex; thus, I can only conclude that you are either a) not human to begin with, or b) willfully denying your humanity and attempting to coerce the rest of us into that same denial.
You do realize that those high school kids that you refuse to properly educate grow up to be adults who are woefully ignorant of reproduction, relationships, and anything else having to do with sex, right?
This leads to a population that doesn't trust birth control, feels guilty about masturbating, knows nothing of the finer points of making love, and inevitably gives birth to more babies than they want.
It also leads to politicians who wonder why a woman can't swallow a pill with a camera in it to take pictures of her fetus...total ignorance of anatomy. Most know where our lungs are, and our hearts, but many have no idea of the location of our uterus...it's just part of that internal mish-mash of organs that are all jumbled together below the heart and above "down there."
Why the hell is knowing that in fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue more important than learning what is going on inside our own bodies?
I haven't even touched on the possibility that a woman can be forced to have sex without even wanting to, let alone wanting a baby...because some men who like to control what a woman can do with her own body also like to make free of that same body with or without her consent. The rules about not having sex unless you want to make a baby don't seem to apply equally to men.
Why is that? Inquiring minds want to know.