In 1965 The Supreme Court, in a landmark case, Griswold v. Connecticut
, ruled that the
Connecticut law outlawing the use of contrapction was unconstitution, and for the first time in America a married woman could legally use birth
In 1972, The Supreme Court extended that ruling to cover unmarried women in the case of
Eisenstadt v. Baird
. This began the "sexual revoltion" in America. For the first time
in America, young and umarried people could engage in sex without the consequence of pregnancy. Outraged, the religious right wing began their
campaign against sexuality, under the of guise morality, and their attack on birth control that continues to this day.
They Are Coming For Your Birth Control
Horrified, the Family Research Council of America representative , Pat Fagan, issued the following statement:
The court decided that single people have the right to contraceptives. What’s that got to do with marriage? Everything, because what the
Supreme Court essentially said is single people have the right to engage in sexual intercourse.
It’s not the contraception, everybody thinks it’s about contraception, but what this court case said was young people have the right to engage in
sex outside of marriage. Society never gave young people that right, functioning societies don’t do that, they stop it, they punish it, they corral
people, they shame people, they do whatever. The institution for the expression of sexuality is marriage and all societies always shepherded young
people there, what the Supreme Court said was forget that shepherding, you can’t block that, that’s not to be done.
Of course, this isn’t an argument that remains outside of the marital bed. Once inside, contraception has the same “hiding” aspect,
allowing a wife to potentially hide infidelity.
In 1972, when the Supreme Court ruled that a woman has the right to abort an unwanted pregnancy, up until the stage of "viability, in the landmark
decision of Roe V Wade
, sexual liberation went full throttle! Abortion, contraception and the
issues of women's reproductive rights have been a mainstay battle for the religious right. Later, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the relationship
between contraception and abortion in a statement related to Planned Parenthood v.
Discuss Making Birth Control Illegal
The "intimate relationships" facilitated by contraceptives are what make abortions "necessary".
Contraception enables those who are not prepared to care for babies, to engage in sexual intercourse; when they become pregnant, they resent the
unborn child for intruding itself upon their lives and they turn to the solution of abortion. www.goodmorals.org...
And that's how the war against birth control began, and why it still rages today.
Some attacks on birth control include arguments like:
contributed to the emasculation of men and to men’s shrinking roles as provider and protector"..
Are “Homicidal Drugs and Devices
Birth control exists for
one sole purpose, denying vessels (women) of their proper functions
This is one of my favorite arguments:
Via RightwingWatch, it seems that talk show host Kevin Swanson has talked to “some doctors” who believe that if you take birth control, tiny
little dead babies are simply hanging around, embedded into the lining of your womb.
Swanson: I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after
they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth
control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that
are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth
control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies
Ronald Terry, of Operation Rescue equates birth control to human pesticide and is working non-stop to outlaw contraception totally.
Do we want to make the pill illegal? Yes. Do we want to make the IUD illegal? Yes. The morning after pill? Yes. The patch? Yes. Anything
that’s a human pesticide, they all have to be made illegal. A woman has to go to jail if she kills her baby.
According to the American Medical Association's definition, a pregnancy begins-at implantation. But Monday, July 1, 2013, Ohio Governor Kasich signed
the most draconian abortion restrictions in the country into law. Overlooking the American Medical Association, an all male budget committee
redefined "pregnancy"and the fertilized egg in their own religious right wing terms.
Technically, this defines a woman as pregnant before she even had intercourse!
Since most contraception have an added protection, should fertilization occur, they make the uterus hostile to implant, thus redefining "The Pill"
"Norplant" "The IUD" and all emergency birth control fall in the category of abortion. This has the ramification that could require extra costly
tests for a woman just to obtain her regular form of control, because, by their logic, now she is asking for an abortion, even before she's pregnant,
and may require and vaginal ultra sound and a 24 hour wait period!
The all male budget committee has also redefined the term "Viability" beyond what the Supreme Court and the AMA believe to be true. (4) "Viable
pregnancy" means a pregnancy in which a fetal sac is located inside the pregnant woman's uterus and fetal cardiac activity is present within the fetal
edit on 3-7-2013 by windword because: (no reason given)