A Simple Guide Exposing the Ignorance Shown by Conservatives About Contraceptives

contraceptivesWhen it comes to contraceptives, and sex in general, the hypocrisy and ignorance so many conservatives display is utterly astounding.

I get that many of them have certain religious beliefs on which they base their life.  And that’s fine – for them.  

But it’s just absurd that these people who are so vehemently opposed to abortions seem to do everything they can to support policies which will undoubtedly result in Americans having more abortions.  

What are the leading causes of unplanned pregnancies?  Often it’s the lack of contraceptives, a general ignorance about the responsibilities of being a sexually active individual or both.

And what’s the leading cause of women choosing to have an abortion?

Unplanned pregnancies.  

So, that being said, what would logic then dictate?  Well, it’s pretty simple.

The best way to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and in turn lower abortion rates, would be to make contraceptives easily available (preferably free) and invest in quality sex education classes for young adults so that they learn about the responsibilities that come along with being a sexually active individual.

Except, many conservatives do exactly the opposite.

They’re against easily available access to contraceptives and young adults being taught proper sex education.

So they’re against policies that help reduce abortion rates – while being against abortions.

This is honestly one of the main issues that infuriates me most about conservatives.  They’ll go on and on about how anti-abortion they are, while literally making abortion rates higher by opposing contraceptives and proper sex education classes.

Oh, and here’s a fun fact: Millions of women use various forms of contraceptives for health related reasons not pertaining to sexual activity.  

Conservatives are completely obsessed with sex.  Even when it comes to same-sex marriage, it’s all about the sex to them.  Millions of homosexuals want to get married because they love each other, yet all conservatives obsess about is what homosexuals are doing in their bedrooms.

But when it comes to contraceptives it’s simply maddening to see these people talk about how much they’re against abortions, while opposing things that reduce abortion rates.

All because they stick to this unrealistic belief that “people should wait until marriage.”

Well, they don’t.  And instead of living in reality with the rest of us, they continue to cling to this delusion that by opposing contraceptives and sex education, somehow that will lead to people having less sex.

It doesn’t.  All it does is increase the likelihood that millions of Americans will be misinformed about the realities of sex and many will have unprotected sex.  Which, of course, leads to more unplanned pregnancies that result in higher abortion rates.

And, again, their opposition to contraceptives is entirely based on sex, not women’s health.

The fact that these people claim to be against abortions, while opposing measures that help reduce abortion rates, is a true testament to just how ignorant many of these conservatives truly are.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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