One of the most contentious things one can say today is that abortion is being used as a form of birth control. With our abortion rates, it’s an obviously true statement, but yet this lives in the domain of the unspeakable.
Brigitte rolls her eyes: Of course it’s happening. And everybody knows it (except perhaps those who aren’t yet sure quite how babies are made). But if we start admitting it then we’ll start having to debate why it’s a bad idea to use abortion so casually. And if we’re debating why it’s a bad idea to use abortion so casually, someone at some point will start wondering out loud why it’s OK to have one or two abortions but not four or six, leading to all kinds of awkward questions for dedicated pro-abortion types. So much easier just to deny it’s happening and move on right along.by