Once again, our clueless Newspaper of Record has displayed how people become impervious to reason and common sense, in the service of the Cult of Contraception.
In an advocacy piece published last week (under the guise of a health news report, of course), the Times gushed over the fantabulousness of the New York City schools policy to make so-called “emergency contraception” available to girls as young as 13 years old, without explicit parental consent.
Most of the piece is not worth reading — you could pretty much paste it together from Planned Parenthood press releases and propaganda. We can leave aside for a moment the question of why the City schools are willingly acting as accessories after the fact of a crime, since sex with a child under 14 is still illegal in New York, and many other young girls are criminally sexually exploited by older men. And we can also pass over the obvious medical malpractice of dispensing powerful medicines that may cause early abortions and many other side effects, after only the most cursory medical examinations, without consulting those who know most and best about the patient’s medical history.
The only part of the article worth reading is buried deep beneath the digital fold, far into the second page, accessible only to those with strong hearts. I refer to this passage:
Most of the scientific evidence, however, suggests that making the morning-after pill available does not increase sexual activity, according to a review of studies by James Trussell, a professor of economics at Princeton, and Dr. Elizabeth G. Raymond, senior medical associate with Gynuity Health Projects, a research organization that supports access to contraception and abortion.
But the pill also does not reduce pregnancy rates, they concluded, mainly because women who take it will often have unprotected sex a short while later and not take the pill.
So, the scientific evidence shows that the distribution of “emergency contraception” is a failure. And yet the City still proceeds with the experiment — knowing that it will fail.
Of course, that makes no sense to a person of reason and prudence. But to the ideologues in the City government, and their publicists at the Times, it makes perfect sense, once you understand the real purpose and nature of “emergency contraception” (and, in fact, of any kind of contraception).
“Emergency contraception” is the “gateway drug” to the Culture of Death.
Its failure to reduce pregnancy is not a flaw, it’s part of the design. Its purpose is to acclimate young people to the evil lies of the Culture of Death — fertility is a sickness, pregnancy is a disease, and an unborn child is an enemy to be eliminated. It is also designed to deliver vulnerable young women to the contraception of last resort — the abortion industry.
“Emergency contraception”, and the City policy that promotes it, is made to fail. And, indeed, it does fail — it fails young people by deluding them about the nature of sexuality and fertility, it fails young women by damaging their hearts and bodies, it fails parents by separating them from their children, and it fails all of us by promoting a culture of sexual license that destroys families and wounds society. And all the while, the real answers that are readily at hand — virtue, chastity, marriage — will be ignored and derided as doomed to fail, by the same “experts” who promote failure themselves.
If this sad situation follows the typical script, the City will shortly discover that there has not been a reduction in teen pregnancy rates. Then, to the applause of advocates and the Times, the City will propose the usual solution — even more contraception.
Failure, built on failure, calling for more failure. All by design.