The Real Target is Contraception. Again.

Anti-choice activist Lila Rose once again gives up the game and confirms what I have long said, which is that the real goal of the anti-choice crowd is not to end or reduce abortion, it’s to end contraception and deny women the right to control their own sexuality completely. But first she makes this terrible argument:

“All of this comes back to the reality that as long as we allow abortion in our communities, pay for it by funding abortion chains like Planned Parenthood, we should not expect the protection or the respect for other lives, the woman or other young people coming into Planned Parenthood abortion facilities,” Rose said. “We’re going to see more disrespect, we’re going to see more illicit, law-breaking activity. You’re not going to find virtue in the practice of abortion. You’re going to find many other violations of human dignity.”

Which explains why violent crime, for example, has been going down for the last 25 years. And why “violations of human dignity” are generally at their worst in those nations that still criminalize abortion. Logic — it’s your friend.

She continued, “The bottom line, the lesson here is, we have to get rid of the entire industry. We have to block it. We can’t allow abortion facilities in our communities. They need to be shut down, we need to criminalize those doctors—as they claim to be—and have them return to real medicine and stop abortion as a practice. We need to solve the challenges women face by promoting other options and supporting the pregnancy care movement and those that are helping young moms and young families. We need to shift our attention in politics away from promoting abortion and contraception, you know, hormonal drugs, that are injected into a woman’s body or taken by women and instead shift the conversation to things that are actually good for women and children and families, real, authentic healthcare.”

Contraception IS good for women and children and families. Like really, really good. You know what’s bad for women? Unplanned and unwanted pregnancies. Contraception helps prevent that from happening. As always, the real goal here is the control of women’s sexuality, to make sure that they suffer every possible consequence if they dare to have sex outside of marriage.

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