David Harsanyi on the Church of the Holy Contraception

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At some point, contraception was transformed from a godsend to those wanting to avoid unwanted pregnancy, to a "public health" concern, to a moral societal imperative that must be mandated, lest we abandon our daughters, science, decency, "choice" and freedom.

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  1. EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY

  2. Is Dave drunk? It sounds like it.

    1. Is Vanneman stupid? It sounds like it.

      1. Via Alan Vanneman: Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rubbers of Borneo

  3. Well, brevity is the soul of wit.

  4. Too wordy. Don’t you people have editors?

  5. Condoms are sent from Satan. That is all.

    1. Didn’t you RTFA? He said, “Godsend”.

    2. You know, I think I saw Peter Cook poking holes in condoms on TV. So you may be right.

      1. “May be”?!? Of course I’m right. How dare you question me!

  6. When you’re busy on the front lines waging the War on Women, you have to keep it short and sweet.

  7. Holy wall of text.

    Can you guys summarize this stuff for people who are too busy to waste 15 seconds reading a full article?

    1. 15 seconds? Do you know all your primary colors and can count to 13 without taking your shoes off?

      1. Hey now, cut him some slack. He’s not a native English speaker, if I remember correctly.

        1. Oh, he’s knows I’m just kidding. I am kidding, right?

          1. Well, we know you can’t be serious, so…yes?

            1. Ha. A Spoke of Glib accusing me of not being serious. Do you ever post anything but insults?

              1. The difference between Rodney Dangerfield and Episiarch is that Mr Dangerfield was funny.

  8. Someone should probably write a book about this.

  9. the author couldve gotten 2 sentences outta that.

  10. At some point, contraception was transformed from a godsend to those wanting to avoid unwanted pregnancy, to a “public health” concern, to a moral societal imperative that must be mandated, lest we abandon our daughters, science, decency, “choice” and freedom.

    If your article can fit in a comment box, maybe you have not spent enough time working on it.

  11. If someone else isn’t being forced to pay for it, it’s not freedom.

  12. This is my kind of article. Get’s right to the heart of the matter. Also, David is very meta in using such a short post to clear the air about the whole contraception debacle. In his own way, he’s saying that everything that needs to be said on the matter has already been given its share of digital ink and this short post is all that is really needed to keep the issue fresh in the minds of the public. In one short sentence he has captured the despair of the sexually active American churchgoer who is now being used as a political football. Should they bow to the will of their religion and never again practice safe sex? Should they throw down their oppressors and kneel at the feet of the government that has flown in to save them? What should they think about the moral hazard involved in having carefree sex while still maintaining their Christianity?

    1. Your comment is longer than the article Sparks, no one has time to read it.

    2. Catholics are the only large Christian sect that objects to birth control. Birth control is not an issue to most Christians. And indeed not much of an issue to most Catholics since they generally ignore the prohibition.

      It only becomes an issue when people do things like, give kids birth control without telling their parents or demand that they pay for other people’s birth control.

    3. **yaaawwwn** …uh…what?

  13. The argument that condoms as disease control devices are a public health issue could be convincingly made, but contraception as a public health issue is just absurd. Public health should be about communicable disease and nothing else. Everything else (including/especially getting pregnant or not) is private and is nobody’s business or problem but the individuals involved.

    1. But when the costs become socialized, then everything becomes everyone’s business.

      That’s why they like to socialize things. It gives them an excuse to control it down to the most minute detail.

    2. except that poverty babies become the taxpayers burden. contraception is a much cheaper remedy

  14. http://www.washingtonmonthly.c…..037510.php

    Ed Kilgore bitches about super PACS because they are apparently unfair to establishment candidates…or something. It’s kinda hard to parse an actual point from this fearmongering rant.

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