Of considerable amusement is the placement of an article on reproductive coercion (which does not mention faith or religion) under the “On Faith” heading. Perhaps the WaPo editors could explain that.
The article goes on to explain the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists big concern that men might be coercing women to get pregnant by refusing to use condoms, inducing condom failure, or tugging out the IUD. It goes on to suggest means by which this can be thwarted, including having a stash of the not very effective morning after pills.
Would the ACOG like to include itself under this warning about reproductive coercion? ACOG and affiliates have been marketing pills and other birth control modalities to women, thereby eliciting massive changes in behavioral trends. Of extreme importance is the fact that the birth control methods which women are encouraged to rely on, are not nearly as effective in actual use as they are claimed to be in “perfect use”. This has lead to millions of unplanned pregnancies, and millions of abortions.
Reproductive coercion has been the result as the ACOG seemingly fails to acknowledge that a natural consequence of the kind of sex which makes babies is …….. BABIES!!!
It would be encouraging to see the ACOG and so-called women’s advocacy groups show a bit more interest in reducing sex slavery, sexual abuse of minors, coercion and incest, even though that might reduce the need for their services. Those golden handcuffs seem to be an impediment.