This week, as I was just chillin’ in the morning rush hour standstill, I happened to notice what might be the single most idiotic bumper sticker I’ve ever seen:
Am I to believe, asshole in the SUV, that it would be preferable for all people using birth control to, instead, have children? A part of me can’t help but disagree. I mean from a population standpoint it’s a good idea; we’ve got all of these nature reserves and parks that could use a sizable human population. But, on the other hand, don’t you think, asshole, that it’s a bad idea to bring unwanted children into the world?
Because if you’d taken a few minutes to research your stance before slapping that sticker on your ozone destroying wonderbeast, you’d realize that the outlook for such children is bleak. Some will turn out all right, you’re correct there, but there are others to think of. What about that kid who’s going to be abused by his mother who wasted her potential by having children at fifteen? You’re saying that because she’s doing the responsible thing and protecting herself from bad decisions she’s bound to make (it’s all part of the developmental process, you know), she should……what?
Birth control doesn’t destroy anything. It controls births. It allows humans to be humans without dramatic and potentially catastrophic repercussions. It prevents a domino effect of abuse and neglect. If only your own mother had been so well prepared.