Friday, July 17, 2009

Habemus Morning-After Pill

It is the year 2009, and the Chilean government has approved the morning-after pill. In a country where abortions are ilegal, this is a huge step.

Whether we are willing to admit it or not, the Church still has a lot of power in our country even though our current president (and also the one that came before her) aren't Catholic, and don't even believe in God for that matter.

There are many people against the pill who say that women will use it as birth control, meaning women will have unprotected sex with no worries at all because they'll know they have access to a pill that will get them out of trouble for sure. This is bloody fucking stupid for many reasons, starting with money (the pill isn't as cheap as buying tic-tacs, for one), and it's not like we'll want to experience the side-effects of taking the pill every morning after we get laid.

I don't know which side is right. I come from a very conservative family but I have a liberal mind, but the important thing to consider here is the ability to have a choice. If I'm ever scared after having sex with someone I want to be able to consider my options, and to do that it is imperative to HAVE options. In the end, though, it's all about respect. So if you're against the morning-after pill, that's alright. You don't have to buy it or even be glad that it's finally legal. Just don't spoil the moment for those who have a different take on things, and don't worry, 'cause we won't use it as an alternative to birth control. Jeez...