Pro-life movement has anticontraception, anti-sex agenda


Cristina PageThink the pro-life movement is only interested in overturning Roe v. Wade and ending abortion rights?

Think again. The movement is now working toward limiting the availability of contraception.

Cristina Page gave startling facts about the pro-life movement’s hidden anticontraception, anti-sex agenda when she spoke on the UA campus last week as part of Women’s History Month events.

Page, spokesperson for birthcontrolwatch.org, shared information she uncovered while researching her book How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics and the War on Sex.

What she discovered is that the pro-life movement wants to turn the clock back fifty years. The movement favors a return to the 1950s, when women were expected to stay at home, devoted to motherly and wifely duties.

In the rulebook of the pro-life movement, sex is for procreation, not recreation. And that means that single adults should practice abstinence, not birth control.

How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved AmericaPro-lifers equate contraception with abortion, despite scientific facts to the contrary. And they equate true faith with the belief that couples must trust god to provide for any children conceived.

Contraception, then, becomes a double grievance in the pro-life world — a sin of murder as well as a sin of lack of faith. 

Page advises asking candidates for political office about their views on contraception.

Find out more about presumed GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s views by reading a column in the St. Petersburg Times titled “Why McCain should worry women.”

To learn more about the issues, read an interview with Page — or read more about her on the Huffington Post and in the Village Voice.

Or get a copy of her book, which is available at UA’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

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  1. […] McCain and birth control Posted on July 11, 2008 by Paula Maggio When Christina Page spoke on the University of Akron campus as part of Women’s History month events in March, the […]

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