It was just a few years ago I argued with someone that anti abortion politics would spread to become anti birth control politics. This person scoffed. “Birth control is so widespread there is no way politically the small anti birth control believers could get traction.”
Anti birth control politics has arrived. I think this sends a dark cloud over the future for women unless we all stand up to stop it.
The nature of some people is to never be satisfied with the advantages they have. In the conservative realm, some accomplishments are never enough–some always want more.
Limiting the availability of birth control will only satisfy these parts of the social conservative political circles for a short while. They will want even more. What might that be?
I’d suggest the answer lies in what we can see with our own eyes in the Catholic Church and parts of the Protestant church. We see men running things. Behind what we see is a theology that the proper role for women is to not be in charge of anything important–to serve men.
The passion for putting women back in “their place” should not be underestimated. It is in the Bible, preached from pulpits and taught by parents to their children.
The desire to limit opportunities for women is alive and well. Those that feed the anti abortion and birth control beasts should not think that is where the political road ends.