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Bringing peace to the culture wars

Posted by Condomologist on February 23, 2009

Slate’s William Saletan eloquently makes the argument for a healthy dialogue between opposing points of view between the left and right to reach some common ground to reduce unintended pregnancies. As me makes clear, using contraception is rarely a matter of access or availability, at least in America. He also makes a point I always have, which is that it’s perfectly reasonable to be pro-life, but I have a tough time reconciling that view with one that also discourages use of contraception or pre-marital sex — because it’s unreasonable and downright foolish to think people won’t have sex for the purpose of pleasure. He makes a less compelling argument for same-sex marriage — something I wholeheartedly endorse — in that convincing religious types that gay marriage is a healthy step for this country is overly simplistic. He’s right, but we still have a ways to go to get the vast majority of the country on board. But this is a blog about condoms, and on contraception, it’s imperative that President Obama try to speak sense to Congress and this country about the need to prevent unwanted pregnancies and thus the number of abortions taking place.


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