Low cost contraception, in all forms, is designed to stop pregnancy before conception.
In other words, condoms stop pregnancy before the egg is fertilized — so the baby is not alive, not in any way, shape, or form. Its DNA strand has not been formed yet, and neither its features nor its sex have been decided.
Whether we are pro-life or pro-choice this question about contraceptives is not about killing a living thing.
The fact that our federal government, in a world in which sex is becoming less taboo and sexually transmitted diseases still run rampant, can make getting rid of contraceptives a major talking point is just plain embarrassing and sad.
Sexually transmitted diseases already afflict a large number of people, several of which are incurable or may reduce the afflicted person’s lifespan. The politicos talking about this seem to think that people shouldn’t have access to one of the main things that can protect against these.
According to Avert, an international charity organization that tries to increase public awareness of AIDS and help AIDS victims around the world, states that an estimated 1.1 million people have been diagnosed with AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic.
Low cost contraception that some presidential candidates are currently debating, and abstinence are all that protect a person against STDs like AIDS.
Some candidates go so far as to say it is against God’s will.
Rick Santorum, who has brought this idea to the forefront with his speeches, is directly against contraceptives.
In a speech in late 2011, he stated that, “Contraception is not okay, it is a licence to do things in the sexual realm that are counter to how things are supposed to be. They are supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for a purpose that is, yes, conjugal … but also procreative.”
He continued to say, “If you take out any part of (sex), we diminish the act … These (ideas) have a profound impact on the health of our society.”
In a more recent speech Santorum pointed to the use contraception as a lead cause of the increasing amount of children born out of wedlock.
At this point, Santorum’s logic seems to be flawed. Santorum claims it is bad when contraception prevents procreation in the marriage bed, and then says contraception somehow then increases procreation outside of the marriage bed?
How can something stop something and also increase it? How can it be bad for stopping kids from being born and then bad for somehow increasing the amount of kids being born.
At the end of the day, seeing how contraceptives are not killing a baby but simply preventing the exchange of potentially dangerous, life-alerting fluids, a person would have to be without intellect to say that contraceptives are anti-life.
Or they are trying to divert our attention to a meaningless question that has an obvious answer, so that instead of talking about what they would do to better our country and rebuild our economy they can talk about condoms and whether or not God would approve.
Life might start at any point of pregnancy, even the moment of conception, however it certainly does not start before conception, and anyone who says so is either irrational or is trying to pull a fast one on us.