Journalist Laura Sessions Stepp at CNN says that people who oppose contraception are anti-science. They are among those conservatives who have no faith in science and oppose Darwin’s theory of evolution.
First of all, how can science (which is concerned with “is”) determine a moral principle (which is concerned with “ought”)?
Second, who are these people who oppose contraception? The most defined group would be “Catholics,” not “conservatives” or even “the religious right” as such. Certainly some conservatives and non-Catholics also oppose contraception, as do some environmentalists and nature advocates on the left.
Third, she lumps together religious liberty advocates, pro-lifers, and a wide array of health activists as being against contraception.
Fourth, what’s this about Darwinism? Isn’t his theory of evolution about, you know, propagating the species, with the best adapted having more offspring than the unfit and so passing along their genes? Doesn’t contraception get in the way of that? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that contraception goes against the theory of evolution?
HT: Rebecca Oas