`The pill' at 50: How much did it cha...

`The pill' at 50: How much did it change society?

There are 18 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 7, 2010, titled `The pill' at 50: How much did it change society?. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy.

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Walt Walters

Escondido, CA

#2 May 8, 2010
The pill helped change morality. It helped the sexual revolution along. It's now considered okay to have sex outside marriage because the pill would keep bad consequences from happening. I think the existence of the pill changed people's attitudes.
bjv

AOL

#4 May 8, 2010
It would make abortions rare. Oh, wait, that's not true! The number of U.S. abortions as of January 26, 2010, is 50 million!
Walt Walters

Escondido, CA

#5 May 8, 2010
No I don't imply that the changes brought about by the pill were positive. I think these changes were bad changes for society.
Glenn Bunk

Van Nuys, CA

#7 May 8, 2010
BIdenHisTime wrote:
It wasn't a benefit to society at all. Look how many people vote Democrat.
Right! I guess you are saying that Democrats thus never had kids. Then, the Republican kids grew up in disgust of their ignorant parents and became Democrats. The pill was never used by conservatives, since they fear sex anyway.
Walt Walters

Escondido, CA

#8 May 8, 2010
Well, it all depends on how you define morality. Almost all mainstream religions that I know of say that sex outside marriage is sinful. They consider it immoral. If you think that anything consenting adults do is moral or okay, then you reject the traditional religious values on this issue.
bunnybonker 69

Torrance, CA

#9 May 8, 2010
it worked wonders for hugh hefner!
Glen Beck beer

AOL

#10 May 8, 2010
The pill results in many more cancer cases in the USA and countries that use them. Breast Cancer ! and others. So does HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
Torrance

Torrance, CA

#11 May 8, 2010
bjv wrote:
It would make abortions rare. Oh, wait, that's not true! The number of U.S. abortions as of January 26, 2010, is 50 million!
and think of how many more there would be if the pill wasn't available.
SP Thinker

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#12 May 8, 2010
You don't have to argue the dangers of pre-marital sex using religion.

Look at the rampant spread of STD's (oh gee, the pill doesn't protect against these!)

Out of wedlock births (which if you are rich, maybe that's not a problem, but out of wedlock births to the people in poverty, only increase government dependency, crime, and other societal ills that many times accompany poor single parents).

The 50 Million abortions. Whether pro-life or pro choice, wasn't the pill supposed to ensure that women only get pregnant when they want to?

And what about abortion meaning that "every child will be a wanted child?" Just exactly how much has child abuse and infant killings risen?

A more recent study also suggests the pill is responsible for the "feminizing of men". If I recall correctly - women on the pill are more attracted to "girly" men....and gee, what a surprise 50 years later, the idea of a man has gone from John Wayne to "pretty boy" Brad Pitt.
bjv

AOL

#14 May 8, 2010
Torrance wrote:
<quoted text>
and think of how many more there would be if the pill wasn't available.
The point I was making, or at least trying to make, was that the pill was supposed to greatly reduce the number of abortions. Maybe it did, but 50 million abortions seems huge when women gained access to the pill. It really makes no sense.
Walt Walters

Escondido, CA

#15 May 8, 2010
The pill and the sexual revolution changed the way people think about sexual activity.

People nowadays mostly think that everyone should have sex anytime, with anybody. There is a whole set of attitudes which resulted in exploding out of wedlock birth and the huge increase in the number of abortions at the same time.
Walt Walters

Escondido, CA

#18 May 8, 2010
Well, many millions of people would disagree strongly that religion is a cancer. Who is to say that you are right and they are all wrong? Some people think that liberalism is a mental disorder. Are they wrong? Are they right? Who is to say?

Who defines morality? Church leaders? The Bible? Government officials? Bloggers on the internet spouting one liners such as "Well duh. Religion is a cancer."?
Ms Smith

Adelanto, CA

#20 May 9, 2010
What the pill didn't control, abortion did. What abortion couldn't control, the courts did. Now, single-mother households continue to produce emasculated effeminate young men. Without dads, 85% of our the prison population comes from single mother households. They have developed and entitlement welfare system, and non male homes are the gig. I wouldn't lift a finger for today's American woman. You can have her. Choice? you have abused every right given to you. Sad culture, sad days in America.
Ms Smith

Adelanto, CA

#21 May 9, 2010
bjv wrote:
It would make abortions rare. Oh, wait, that's not true! The number of U.S. abortions as of January 26, 2010, is 50 million!


That's a lot of kids who won't be here for Mother's day... in the name of Mommies choice. That's a lot of choice. That's right up there with 'change" right., and how much it has changed our society. Today, women are butchers.
Wow

Mission Viejo, CA

#22 May 9, 2010
It is like those who spay their dogs, smart & good people do it, scum multiply. 1 in 3 in America will be hispanic by 2050, we are doomed.
Torrance

Torrance, CA

#24 May 10, 2010
Ms Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a lot of kids who won't be here for Mother's day... in the name of Mommies choice. That's a lot of choice. That's right up there with 'change" right., and how much it has changed our society. Today, women are butchers.
yawn
Space Case

Casper, WY

#27 May 11, 2010
"THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE RETARDS HAVE MORE KIDS"
{quote}; Snakeshitt,(Shakespere's Bro)--or--or-- maybe it was Mark Twain!!!???
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