Contraception in America

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by Joe Gallagher  •  •  June 29, 2022   

Can America's youth take down Griswold?

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Justice Clarence Thomas: "I wonder how long we're going to have these institutions at the rate we're undermining them."

In his concurring opinion to Friday's overturning of Roe, Clarence Thomas wrote, "In future cases, we should reconsider all of this court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell."

The court is relatively young, all things considered. After Ketanji Brown Jackson replaces Justice [Stephen] Breyer, the court's average age will be only 62.

With such a young court, America must consider whether or not it wants Griswold and its holding on contraception to be revisited and overturned.

Consider this post by Students for Life's social media coordinator: "Fund vasectomies, not abortion."

Do America's young adults accept the sanctity of sexual intimacy or not?

In a 2017–2019 review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 39% of women aged 15–19 and 61% of women aged 20–29 used some form of contraception.

Similarly, while outside the Supreme Court, Church Militant asked the younger crowds how they felt about contraception.

Young pro-life advocate: "I'm going to pass because my organization does not take a position on issues outside of aggressive violence."

Young pro-life advocate: "I'm against it. But if people want to take it, it's up to them."

Young pro-life advocate: "I'm for contraceptives that aren't abortifacients, personally."

Young pro-life advocate: "I'm also against contraceptives because I'm also Catholic. But as long as, you know, it's not killing the child, then everyone is free to do what they want."

Young pro-life advocate: "I think that contraception has led to abortion."

When it comes to the moral acceptance of contraception, it's evident the jury is still out for what many call "the pro-life generation."

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