In the last week, contraception has become a renewed political issue. I’m not 100% sure why this has become such a heated topic.
In my opinion, contraception is a very good thing for society. With current problems like homelessness, unemployment, and over population, we need a solution.
There are only 3 main solutions I can see at the moment: World War 3; colonization of other planets; and limiting population.
All 3 are extremes in their own right, but in the limited resources we have, only one can be used properly.
World War 3: In this option, we take on major political opponents and try to wipe them out in the most efficient fashion possible. In the world of today, with the technology we have, we really don’t need that many foot soldiers.
-A large portion of missions can be performed with drones piloted by soldiers in remote locations. So, not very cost effective and a medium chance of gaining resources.
Colonization of other planets: Here, we get to explore the cosmos. A very fun idea. We’ve looked to the stars for intellectual gain for centuries. Space is a place of wonder, intrigue, and possibly endless opportunities.
-But as much as the media has hyped previous space travel, it has been a very publicly unsupported issue. That, along with the prohibitively high cost, and the not so great record of survival of space travel, makes new “Earths” a high concern.
Contraception: Ah, here’s where morality typically comes into play. Morality should have come in two points ago, but apparently isn’t an issue until now.
-Is it moral for a woman to have intercourse and not conceive? Yes, I think it’s ok. At the very least it’s a concern of the human species surviving. At the most, it’s an issue of health.
-Before modern medicine, there was a high chance that a woman would die during childbirth. Thus, a wife would only have one child. Given modern medical treatment, a woman could have multiple children. To the point where she was giving birth once a year to at least one child, if not many.
This brings me to my point. We should look at this issue, and all others, as a survival of the species issue. Less equals more. Also, the opposite. I’m not saying kill some kids, but hold back on making them.
Contraception is an easy, cost effective way of making sure we can all live through the next decade less impoverished.
Some people don’t want kids. Some people want many kids. Let’s try to keep an even middle ground.
That’s all I’m saying, let’s have a nice middle ground. And help everyone survive and thrive…