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Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Minor Inconsistency

It seems that if a body were interested in reducing STD infections, they should oppose the morning after pill. After all, if you can have unprotected sex and then take a pill the next day to prevent pregnancy, why should you bother with a condom? However, not using a condom would necessarily leave one open to potential infections (I submit that if you really believed he had an STD, you wouldn't be having sex with him).
I think if one were honest, one would make the case that having Plan B on the market would lull more women (and girls) into a false sense of security, potentially reducing condom use. I'm sure that study will never be done because making that leap, one might also draw the conclusion that abortion being legal also reduces the likelihood that people will use contraception "responsibly" or that contraception being legal reduces the likelihood that people will have sex responsibly, i.e. within the context of marriage. I didn't intend for this post to end up like this. But i'm glad it did. :)