Melinda Beck, in this article in the Wall Street Journal, tries to answer this question: why is it, 50 years after the Pill, that there are over 3 million “unplanned” pregnancies per year? Her answer is some variation on the Planned Parenthood theme: people don’t use enough contraception, often enough, correctly enough. They need more information (translation: more marketing of Planned Parenthood’s product.) She interviews all sorts of people who promote artificial contraception, but not a single soul on the natural side.
She doesn’t seem to realize that she is asking the wrong question. After all, the truth is that the “reversible” contraceptive methods only reduce the probability of pregnancy. None of them reduce the probability all the way to zero. The right question is, what happens to a society that tries to organize itself around the mistaken idea that sex is an intrinsically sterile activity? The answer to that question is: women are sexually active in situations that cannot possibly support a pregnancy. Since no contraception works perfectly, even when it is “used correctly every time,” some women get pregnant in situations that cannot possibly support a pregnancy and live birth. So, these women believe they need an abortion. Or, they end up having a child without any meaningful support from the child’s father.
And this was called “feminism.”