At the very least, the person who updates their Facebook page agrees that the " 'freedom to choose' has not exalted them, but has effected their very reduction and abasement", they agree that "contraception and abortion have separated women from their true selves."
Let's consider this, shall we?
"...separated from their true selves."
That part keeps bothering me - I would like to point out that I knew long before I began taking the magic anti-baby pills, that I didn't want children. Don't get me wrong - I like kids - but I'm really not the maternal type. And you know what? THAT IS OKAY!
The idea that somehow my vacancy of my womb defines me - really, really offends me.
The right to birth control and abortion care are so much more to women than the ability to terminate a pregnancy. The ability to control our bodies, the ability to space our families, the ability to have a career, the ability to not feel like your body is betraying you every month, the ability to decide when the time is right, are all the result of advances in reproductive health care. The idea that it is perfectly acceptable for a woman to have a career and no children - the idea that a woman can stay home with her children are the very essence of choice. Women are defined by what they choose to be defined by, not the contents of their uterus.
Women have to be concerned about pregnancy for upwards of 35 years....think about that for a minute...that is a really long time to be wanting something or dreading something. The vast majority of women use contraception at some point in their lives. The reasons are as varied as the women that use them. Women do not have to make excuses or justify their use. Maybe it is the author's idea of women that is separated from the truth.
Oh and just as a little hint to the folks over at KFL - Successful contraception use prevents the need for abortion. Comprehensive sex education along with affordable and readily available contraception significantly decreases the need for abortion care. Abortion care will always be a needed service, but I think we can all agree that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.