Think again. The movement is now working toward limiting the availability of contraception.
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.
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.
Or get a copy of her book, which is available at UA’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore.