“Pregnancy is Not a Disease”: Birth of an Anti-Contraception Rallying Cry


What makes the claim that “pregnancy is not a disease” compelling right now? Why does it have cultural traction? Where does it come from? I suggest that this idea is idiosyncratic and particular to our own day. Precisely because it’s such a timely notion, it’s predictable that this would be the anti-contraception rebuttal. At the same time, it’s a claim that’s full of tensions.

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