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Religious Ideology Should Not Restrict Women’s Access To Modern Contraceptives

Project Syndicate: Population and the Pope
Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne

“…Providing [women worldwide] with access to contraception would help them plan their lives as they wish, weaken demand for abortion, reduce maternal deaths, give children a better start in life, and contribute to slowing population growth and greenhouse-gas emissions, thus benefiting us all. Who could oppose such an obvious win-win proposition? The only naysayers, we may suspect, are those in the grip of a religious ideology that they seek to impose on others, no matter what the consequences for women, children, and the rest of the world, now and for centuries to come” (2/11).

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