Families can be divided into two types: those created by parents who use birth control and those which don't. According to Rick Santorum, one type is "counter to the way things are supposed to be."
Which of these two families do you feel is the way a family is supposed to be?
The family which uses birth control?
Or the one that doesn't?
Birth control is essential to most American families, which, of course, look a lot more like the Obamas than the Duggars.
Further, older women are much more likely to have birth defects. Compared with a baby born to a 30 year old woman, a baby born to a 40 year old is 10 more likely to have a birth defect. A baby born to a 45 year old woman is 30 times more likely to have a birth defect and a baby born to a 49 year old woman is a staggering 100 times more likely to have a birth defect.
We can see this in life, too. Sarah Palin was 46 when she had a child with Down Syndrome. Karen Santorum 48 when she had a child with a different chromosomal abnormality.
So, birth control is necessary for older women who don't want the tragedy of a handicapped child. At 49, an age at which clearly some women are still fertile, the chances that a baby will have a birth defect are 1 in 10.
Birth control isn't just a woman's issue. It's an issue for all responsible men, too.