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The Pill harms the status of women, Australian cardinal argues

September 27, 2010

Fifty years after the introduction of the birth-control pill, the routine use of contraceptives has proved to be detrimental to the status of women, argues Cardinal George Pell of Sydney.

While the Pill was touted as a means of assuring freedom and social equality for women, the cardinal makes the case that the opposite is true. Analyzing the effects of sexual activity that is widely believed to be devoid of consequences, he concludes:

In other words, men take more of "the gains from trade" that marriage produces today.


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