Friday, May 05, 2006


Good work, punitive-rollbacker moralists -- gains we've made as a nation since the early ’80s in terms of reducing the abortion rate are being erased by a greater national predilection against using birth control.

The statistical evidence that the rates of birth control use among both the poor and the better-heeled has decreased is all the more shocking. What does it mean? Is it only a symptom, though, of national moralism/anti-contraception teachings? Perhaps there's also a soupçon of widespread post-AIDS ignorance... no way to know for sure.