Okay, boys and girls. Let’s talk about sex.
Now that I have your attention.
So, as we know, there are a whole bunch of people out there who would prefer to make abortion illegal in this country. They would like to go back to the old days when far too many women were being transported to the hospital emergency rooms because of a self-induced abortion or one performed by a shady back-alley “abortionist.” How they can place more value on the “life” of that fetus over a woman’s health is beyond me, but I respect thoughtful anti-abortion advocates and support their right to try to make abortion illegal again through the judicial or legislative process. Knock yourself out.
But here’s what I don’t get. There are also millions and millions of anti-abortion advocates who do not support birth control. I guess they are just taking their marching orders from the Pope who, theoretically, never has sex. So, these people are telling others that if they are going to have sex with their partner, then it has to be with the intention of producing a child. Forget the condoms or the birth control pills. That is VERBOTEN.
Now, my question is this – how often are these anti-abortion, anti-birth control wackos having sex?
Let’s assume that Mary and John have been married for 10 years and, being good Catholics, they have sex only once a month. Now, of course, they are not going to conceive every time they have sex. That’s particularly true if they do not have intercourse and really go out on a limb by doing something else (which, I suspect, is probably enough to send you straight to hell). But let’s say they have intercourse 7 times in a year. So, what I’m starting to add up in my head is that they will have one child a year. Now, I know this is not scientific but my point is at that rate – if everyone in the country suddenly because devout Catholics – we would beat the crap out of China in the population race, marking probably the only time we would beat China in anything.
I think what this all comes down to is anti-abortion folks who don’t support birth control probably don’t have much sex. And that shouldn’t be too surprising. I mean, have you been to an anti-abortion rally lately? Have you looked at the crusty old men and the misshapen women who have suffered through ten pregnancies? And talk about getting in the mood. Can you imagine standing outside of a clinic for hours, screaming at women, fantasizing over the baby they think they’ve saved, then going home to have some furious post-demonstration sex? I think not. And that’s why it is easy for them to say “no” to artificial birth control because they are doing it naturally by not having sex!
The point that I want to make, of course, is that anti-abortion folks need to get real. If you really want to stop abortion, it ain’t gonna happen by you standing outside a clinic with a bullhorn shouting “Don’t kill me, Mommy! Don’t kill me!” The way you will stop an abortion is by preventing the conception of the child in the first place. That’s why I will always say that abortion clinics, because they counsel women on birth control and offer free samples, do more to stop abortion than anyone.
And the other thing I want to say to my friends in that movement is: have some fun. I am now 61 years old and my spouse is 57. We still have sex several times a week in all kinds of places and all kinds of positions with all kinds of toys. Saturday morning is our favorite time – the time that most demonstrators are out at a clinic.
Life is too short, folks. Join the party before it is too late.