To argue against emergency contraception, one can equally argue against medically assisted life extension. If one asserts that contraception goes against God’s will, then one must believe that all medical intervention also goes against his will. God didn’t create pacemakers, stints, artificial hearts or dialysis machines, and it’s a safe bet he never intended for humans to have heart valves from pigs.
Assuming world population stays its course, it’s expected to hit 9 billion by 2050. It would appear that by that point, we may very well be negotiating the end of days as that egregious population scrambles for limited resources.
My point is that we need to conserve the resources we have. With oil being a major component in pesticides, shortages could very well bring about crop shortfalls and starvation, a hefty price to pay for dumping it down the gullets of our cars. If Pedulla’s office were high enough to see over Integris hospital, he would have a very telling view of Lake Hefner and a stark reminder that water is a precious and limited resource, something easily forgotten as long as the tap works without fail.
Emergency contraception might not be ideal for those who seek some form of religious absolution, but it may actually be preventing or staving off the worst prophetic parts of the Bible. It is unwise to procreate under the supposition that the deus ex machina is going to save us from war, famine and related suffering at the 11th hour.
I, for one, am in no hurry to see humanity tear itself apart, but unless God’s plan involves starships and extraplanetary colonization, we probably shouldn’t rally against contraceptive progress.
—Brandon Wertz, Oklahoma City