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03/19/2014

Heritage's Anderson: 'Ideology' behind marriage equality leads to more crisis pregnancies, abortions

by Jeremy Hooper

If we create a culture where gay people growing up with the same marriage options as straight people, then there will be more heterosexual sex outside of marriage, and therefore for abortions. That is the latest from the throw-it-out-there-in-hopes-that-something-will-stick world of anti-LGBT politics:

"It's also a direct undercut of the virtue of chastity. When was the last time you heard someone who was in favor of same-sex marriage say that they also thought that there should be no sex outside of marriage? I've actually never heard someone make that argument. Because the basic argument that underlies marriage redefinition is that consenting adults should do whatever consenting adults want to do. But one of the things that we know leads to the demand side of abortion is out-of-wedlock sex that leads to out-of-wedlock child-bearing. So again the ideology that fuels this would lead to more extra-marital sex that would then lead to more crisis pregnancies. And unfortunately too many of those are then terminated in the abortionist's office."

SOURCE: From The Median, 3/10/14 (comment comes around 38:20 mark)
(h/t: axl)

Actually, give everyone the freedom to marry, and I suspect there will be a great many LGB kids—or at least as many as there are hetero kids—who grow up wanting to wait to have sex until marriage. As of now, no LGB kid has grown up in that sort of world. For most of us, out-of-wedlock sex was the only kind of sex available to LGB people, and that is still the case in many of our states. It is goes against basic intellect to knock same-sex marriage advocates for rarely taking a "wait until marriage" approach to sex when, for most of our lifetimes in most jurisdictions, that stance would be the equivalent of celibacy.

Then again, Anderson, like many anti-equality Catholics, seems to believe that chastity is God's plan for gay people, so maybe that's his point.

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