I believe it's the myth of birth control, including Plan B, as a precursor to female immorality that makes so many people oppose emergency contraceptives. To them it's horrifying that women and girls could escape the consequences of sex (that's for men only) and now it's even more horrifying that women can have unplanned sex (wanted or unwanted) and still escape the consequences.
If God decides he wants to bless a particular girl or woman with a baby, that girl or woman had better lay back and think of heaven.
But the link which makes birth control a sex toy and aphrodisiac is rightfully the stuff of exploitation films like the one advertised in this 1967 trailer for The Girl, The Body and The Pill. The reality is much less sexy.
Hat tip on the video to Feministe.
It's time for the social conservatives to get their brains (and all other parts) out of the gutter. Rather than condemning rape victims who want birth control, they should condemn boys and men who use coercion or force to get sex which might lead to pregnancy.
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