by John Mills, Sun May 07, 2006 at 08:28:01 PM EDT
I just finished reading the NY Times article on The War on Contraception and must admit it was one of the most frightening things I have read in a long, long time. I am not much of a moralist and have no problem with consenting adults having sex outside of marriage. However, as a recently married person I had a whole new reaction to this article - HOLY CRAP THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT WANTS TO TELL ME AND MY WIFE HOW MANY KIDS WE SHOULD HAVE AND WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE THEM. In their world, we should have lots and have them immediately.
We both love kids and want to have them, but we want to make the decision on the right time and the number of children we want. The wonderful thing about living in the 21st Century is that the technology exists that allows us to do this. IT USED TO BE CALLED FAMILY PLANNING.