In the US, there is a family named the Duggars who have 19 children. While in many countries, one woman having so many children may not be as rare as it is in the US, the size of this family captures a lot of attention in the US. It allows them to promote their stand against contraception, linking it to their religious beliefs. The Duggars have their own TV show swarming with fans, especially Christian conservatives. However, they get receive a lot of criticism as well. While the Bible says “be fruitful and multiply,” it also says be good stewards of God’s earth. It is clear, global resources are diminishing as the population continues to grow. Water shortages and droughts are more frequent. Timber, oil and other natural resources are in short supply. Contraception is an option that allows women and men to be more responsible and loving to your family as well as God’s earth.
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