[quote=marysson]Contraception is an industry. If it will make lots of money, it is going to be pushed onto every poor girl that it can be…despite the oath doctor’s take to look after their patient’s best interests.
That’s a good observation. It occurs to me that there are at least three major competing factions over how to generate revenues from sex, just within the medical community.
First there is contraception, then when that fails we have to competition between prenatal care, childbirth, etc and the abortion industries.
All the while the “mental health” industry stands by waiting to pick up the pieces and perhaps cause more of its own damage.
Suddenly it seems like a great number of decisions we make in life side us, first this way then that, with one or more commercial giant.
As far as “side effects” I have a little experience with this, having been on psychiatric medication for several years. In truth, there is really NO SUCH THING as “side” effects. There are simply known effects of the medicine or treatmentm procedure, choice but some are advertised in large print and others are listed in the fine print.
edit>> this is the system that our world and civilazation offer us – a world in which every imaginable need has been at least addressed by sales people if not (and more likely) exploited. The schools do nothing to help us make good decisions, but they’re pretty good at having us memorize dates of things that happened long ago – things that are irrelevant now becuase everything has been dumbed down and packaged for us, and no matter what choices we make there is someone who will stand up and cheer (or “egg”) us on. No matter what choices you make, you’re playing to somebody’s hands – which corrupts the whole concept of making good choices for oneself or especially for one’s holiness with God. Schools do not teach kids this skill which was relatively unneeded back when children were not raised quite as independently as their parents. These days society has something for them to watch from cradle to grave, enticing them to more commercials. Frank Zappa was right in his song “I’m the Slime.”