The purpose of contraception is to prevent babies.
The other two options—coming up with no form of preventing babies, or killing babies—are not quite as appealing.
If you’re going to love babies, children or your offspring, you must be adept at preventing them.
An unwanted baby cries louder.
An unwanted baby seems to have more problems with teething.
An unwanted baby interferes with your life.
An unwanted baby seems to be maliciously determined to make you angry.
An unwanted baby doesn’t know it’s unwanted and feels it should be treated like the king or queen of the world.
Throughout history, there have been many attempts to figure out ways to prevent children, so that the status of being unwanted will not turn them into depressed, angry adolescents.
So, to my Catholic brothers and sisters, I will explain that the era when no contraception was being taught, and having an additional child meant merely placing another potato on the dinner platter, is long gone.
Children are expensive and very opinionated, and if they’re not wanted, they begin to resemble the clutter of trash. But by the same token, once they’ve been placed in their mother’s body and life begins to flow through them, they are not disposable.
We should constantly be working on contraception for both men and women. It provides the option of preventing children from being born who become angry and dangerous because they never felt that they were desired.