Riane Eisler and Catherine Bohnsack: Contraception, Prosperity and Quality of Life
March 7, 2012
Some politicians are still calling contraception a social evil. This is an astonishing claim in the 21st Century when all the evidence is that contraception is key to a more successful economy and a better quality of life – not only for individual women and their families, but for us all.
Because contraception makes it possible to control the timing and spacing of pregnancy and childrearing, it gives both women and men a far greater opportunity to pursue education, have a career, and contribute to our economy. It makes it possible for them to care responsibly for children they already have, as well as for children they choose to have in the future.