While here in the Philippines, Pro-life groups continue to battle the inroads made by contraceptives, in the U.S., the battle has reached an advanced stage - battling inroads made by abortions. The U.S. Congress has now passed President Obama's pet health care plan, in a bill that is strongly opposed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on the grounds that its provisions "expand federal participation in abortion, require people to pay for other people's abortions, and refuse to incorporate essential conscience protections".
As the health care bill is poised to become law, it steps up as the next historic landmark in abortion since Roe vs Wade. That 1973 landmark abortion law by the U.S. Supreme Court was of course the subsequent historic step for abortion after years of liberalizing and promoting contraceptives. In the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in another landmark case to liberalize contraceptives.
It all adds up.
While pro-contraceptives deny the link between contraceptives and abortion (claiming that contraceptives are the solution to abortion), the writing has long been on the wall. On this, it is worthwhile to track back Professor Janet Smith's 1993 article "The Connection between Contraception and Abortion".
Here are some excerpts from that article:
And now, the solution of ObamaCare to the solution of abortion.