comment by: crowepps This is just so discouragingJune 7, 2011 - 3:25pm
Birth control enabled us to raise our children in middle-class homes instead of poverty. Birth control enabled women to become far more healthy. Birth control enabled women to share a close relationship with their husbands instead of cold shouldering them out of fear of another pregnancy.
I understand that some people believe God wants us all to be poor, sick and miserable, but I just cannot understand why the great majority who don't agree with them is tolerating their stupidity.
- by Jodi Jacobson.
Family planning--the means through which people exercise their right to decide whether and when to have children, how many children to have and at what intervals--has been cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century because of the huge gains it yields in maternal and infant survival and in the health and survival of children ages 0 to 5 years.
Family planning also has vast economic and social benefits. In the United States, analyses conducted by the Guttmacher Institute show that family planning services are vital to the health and well-being of poor and low-income women in general, and marginalized populations in particular. [...]
Nonetheless, ideologues have hijacked the U.S. House of Representatives, state legislatures, the media and the public discourse around reproductive and sexual health, and there has been a barrage of legislation and other efforts to reduce access to birth control.