They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: “It’s a ‘Gateway’ Drug For Abortion Mentality”

Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception?  Think again.  Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control.

Use a condom? You might as well be getting ready to shoot up Mifepristone, seeking out that abortive high. After all, once you have set yourself up as an “enemy” to your future offspring, you will find yourself abandoned to a life of “sterile” sex and thwarting natural law.

Nope, it’s not contraception folks, it’s the first step on a downward slope towards an addiction to abortions.

Via the Catholic News Agency:

Abortion and birth control are two sides of the same coin. The currency of which is the prevention and/or the destruction of nascent human life. While some forms of contraception, such as the condom or the diaphragm, are not themselves capable of destroying human life, (as are many chemical contraceptives, including forms of the Pill, the patch, and IUDs) they are a kind of “gateway drug” into the abortion mentality.

For a woman – or a couple – who are seeking to avoid pregnancy by means of contraception, they have already set themselves up as being “against the beginning” of life. (From the Latin: contra: against, ception: beginning) As such, when the “unthinkable” occurs, be it breakthrough ovulation, or a broken condom, the new parents panic. They weren’t planning on getting pregnant; they were planning on having sterile, questionably unitive sex divorced from procreative sex. When their attempts to thwart nature and the moral law fail, they seek the next logical solution: abortion.

I’m not saying that any couple using contraception would be open to considering abortion, should their birth control method fail them. What I am saying is that the very act of using “birth control” (an oxymoron if ever there was one) pits prospective parents against prospective offspring.

In other words: they have made their children their enemies.

Even the Catholic church has given up on its opposition to condoms in narrow circumstances, but that’s not going to stop the most rabid of pro-natalist anti-choicers from condemning absolutely anything that might stop every sexual encounter from turning into a baby-making session.

So grab your rubbers folks, because they are going to take those, too, when they come for your birth control.

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  • johann7

    Trying to stamp out access to contraception is obviously bad, and we need to oppose these efforts. What I find most shocking about this statement, however, is the unironic use of the gateway drug idea as an analogy. Seriously, the idea was discredited decades ago, almost immedaitely after it was brought up, but the meme just won’t die. Do these people ALSO reject the scientific data on drug use patterns, or is this a cynical ploy to leverage fear-based propaganda around recreational drug use to push social controls for female sexuality?

  • thalwen

    They are right about it… sort of. Birth control and abortion are ways for women to maintain control over what happens to their bodies. They are both methods women can use to make sure they can choose when they are pregnant and therefore be independent. This is why they tend to oppose equal pay and expanded educational opportunities for women – because the “abortion mentality” is really about women having equal access to life’s opportunities and this is what they are really fighting against.

  • tdv

    The word “antibiotic” is derived from the Greek for “against” + “life”.  Antibiotics are clearly against nature and, since they are “against life” (according to ancient languages) they must be immoral as well. I can only assume that someone who believes contraception is against nature and morality, also believes that antibiotics are against nature and morality, and therefore avoids them at all costs. Right? Obviously, we should never include the benefits of a modern technology in any consideration of its moral value.


    Thankfully vaccines are still okay, because their name is derived from “vacca” — Latin for “cow” — and is anybody against cows? Of course not.

  • crowepps

    “What I am saying is that the very act of using “birth control” (an oxymoron if ever there was one) pits prospective parents against prospective offspring.”

    Oh, right, because being open to every single possible pregnancy at any time whatsoever, no matter how many of them there are, encourages want, starvation and having mother die from pregnancy complications, exposingf prospective offspring to tons of that character building misery about which Catholics are so enthusiastic.


    After all, only having the number of children you can afford to shelter, feed, clothe and educate results in healthy, educated offspring, and where’s the possibilities for “redemptive suffering” then?

  • akb1

    A hopefull sign is that of the 10 current comments on the article, 7 are openly incredulous and only 2 supportive.  These people are loud, but they’re talking to a pretty empty hall.

  • liberaldem

    While the hall might be getting emptier, the hierarchy of the Catholic church is becoming more shrill and pushier in their attempts to impose their church’s moral code on everyone, whether or not they are members of that church.   

    And yes, if more women and men use contraception, then there won’t be as many unplanned pregnancies…and that’s a good thing. It indicates that those people understand and want to plan their lives instead of being at the whims of “natural law”.

  • ack

    In other words: they have made their children their enemies


    Am I the only one who found this sentence completely and utterly hilarious? It reminds me of that “There’s a storm coming” video about same-sex marriage.


  • crowepps

    The idea that the desire of married couples to first be in a position to financially, emotionally and socially provide the best possible environment for their children before they become parents makes their children “their enemy”, because the children have a *right* to instead be poor, unwanted and inconvenient is ludicrous.  This is just the usual thinly veiled attempt to prevent people from having nasty, filthy sex and ‘degrading’ themselves by feeling pleasure, because some people believe God gloats over misery and is pleased to inhale like perfume the scent of people’s tears.