Monday, April 26, 2010
The Pill Turns 50 — TIME Considers the Contraceptive Revolution
Who hasn't tried to use the pill as a means of birth control. Sometimes it had side effects that made this an unacceptable method of bc. I think 50 years later we are probably seeing more of the unintended consequences of the pill both physically and culturally........
Nancy Gibbs is fair and accurate in her use of my words and arguments. I do indeed believe that the development of the Pill “has done more to reorder human life than any event since Adam and Eve ate the apple.” Why? Because sex, sexuality, and reproduction are so central to human life, to marriage, and to the future of humanity.
The Pill turned pregnancy — and thus children — into elective choices, rather than natural gifts of the marital union. But then again, the marital union was itself weakened by the Pill, because the avoidance of pregnancy facilitated adultery and other forms of non-marital sex. In some hands, the Pill became a human pesticide.
The above are few excerpts from Albert Mohler's review of the Time's coverage .Read the full article here.