Well, here’s a message to the ladies from a friendly local pastor:
Arizona Pastor Steven Anderson warned his congregation recently that birth control was not only turn women into “whores,” it was also destroying the country. In a sermon posted online this week, the Faithful Word Baptist Church leader explained…
All I have to say is, from the bottom of my childless whore heart: You’re welcome. I have not only practiced the evil contraception throughout my entire childbearing years, but I have been rather an evangelist for voluntary childlessness. I would never tell anyone what to do regarding reproductive decisions but I do promote the idea that choosing not to be a parent is a perfectly okay thing to do, despite the mountain of cultural pressure put on people (women in particular) to procreate. It is my belief that if, globally, all social and economic pressure to have children were removed and the choice to be childless was embraced as perfectly acceptable – no better or worse than parenting but as acceptable – then a whole bunch of problems would improve. The birth rate would drop quickly to a more sustainable level, women would be much freer and able to enjoy their lives, and there would probably be a marked decrease in child abuse and neglect. I realize this is not going to happen anytime soon, and probably not at all, since there are so many people with a vested interest in maintaining the current status quo of natalism in most of the world, but I like to dream.
Naturally, anti-choicers take the polar opposite view of all that, as is evident by Pastor Anderson’s tirade. I do have Anderson some credit, though. He comes straight out and says it: Women are to STFU and get to makin’ babies and sammiches, stat. Most other anti-choicers hold the same views* on the topic of contraception and refusing to have multiple (or any) children but they coat them in bullshit obfuscations like “I’m not against birth control. I just want you to pay for it yourself!” or “but those are abortifacients!” or “religious freedom!” But if Wonder Woman threw her Lasso of Truth around the average anti-choicer whining about birth control, they would sound exactly like Pastor Anderson (except probably minus the theology).
*For “lesser people”, of course, not themselves.