New York, N.Y. – January 28, 2008 – A new study in the journal Social Science Quarterly reveals that religious women are less likely to obtain abortions than secular women, not because religious women have stronger pro-life attitudes, but because religious women are more likely to lead a sexually conservative lifestyle.
Researchers found that religious women were less likely to obtain an abortion than secular women, in part because they are less likely to become pregnant before marriage. Among those who become pregnant before marriage, religious women are more likely than secular women to take the traditional religious path and marry the father of the child, rather than get an abortion.
Because religious women lead a sexually conservative lifestyle, they are less likely to find themselves pregnant and without a potential marriage partner, when abortion may be a particularly appealing option. Also, religious women are more likely to get married if they become pregnant.
Not surprising...if more women would quit giving it away for free, generations to follow wouldn't be such a screwed up mess.
"Haven't you read," he [Christ] replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Matthew 19:4-6
We weren't designed to hook up with anyone who is looking for instant gratification minus commitment. It's disrespectful, it's dangerous, and it's demeaning. IMHO, the feminist movement has been a major factor influencing this new "hook-up" sub-culture that is replacing commitment with free sex. The movement is also largely responsible for the break-up of the family, divorce, abortion abuse, and our kids losing their mothers to the workforce [more on feminism in my next post].
Then, of course, there are those secular humanists who preach free sex before, during and after your marriage...
Richards Dawkins writes:
Returning to the original topic of sex outside marriage, I want to raise another question that interests me. Why are we so obsessed with monogamous fidelity in the first place? Agony Aunt columns ring with the cries of those who have detected -- or fear -- that their man/woman (who may or may not be married to them) is "cheating on them". “Cheating” really is the word that occurs most readily to these people. The underlying presumption -- that a human being has some kind of property rights over another human being’s body -- is unspoken because it is assumed to be obvious. But with what justification?
What, actually, is wrong with loving more than one person? Why should you deny your loved one the pleasure of sexual encounters with others, if he or she is that way inclined?
I'll tell you what's wrong with it Richard...it messes up our kid's lives. They live by example, and we're telling them that commitment is just not necessary anymore. Because of that, our children are being shoved from house to house day in and day out and having to spend their holidays with God knows how many different sets of "parents". And, the parents are so busy with their revolving sex lives and all the struggles that go along with that way of life, that they have no time for their kids. My husband does have "property rights on my body", and I wouldn't have it any other way.
And, then of course, we have Hitchens who states that sex and schadenfreude are his two purposes for living. That's just great, Hitch, except for the fact that once you've dabbled with anything in heels, you're not going to be able to make a commitment to any one person in particular. Our children are the ones who are suffering for our indiscretions.
Screw marriage...what's the point when you can get it for free? Secularists are quick to suggest that our children do just fine being raised by others, so they've got that covered as well. Kids don't need a traditional family. Personally, I think they're off their rock, but whatever. When I consider the kids I grew up with and the friends my children hang out with, it's usually pretty obvious what a kid's home life is like by just considering their attitudes. Eight times out of ten, I'm right on target as to whether they come from a traditional family that hasn't been ripped apart by divorce, infidelity or whatever. Of course, there are *always* exceptions.
Women get this through your thick skulls....if they're "hooking up" with you, you're a ho, and there is no way in hell they're ever going to make it permanent. If that flips your switch, keep on giving it away. But, you're being foolish beyond belief...
And, men, quit expecting to get laid every time you take a women to dinner. Have a little respect, and find yourself someone you love enough to settle down with before you take them to bed.