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Not the same

Just a quick comment. Contraception is *not* the same as abstinence. There is nothing to contracept when you are not having sex. Sex inherently is a procreative act, and contraception is an act against its procreative nature. Contraception is actively stopping a natural outcome of sex. Abstaining does not attack a particular act of sex.

Let's say you don't want a gift. You can smash it, or you can leave it unused. The two actions are not the same, even though the final outcome of the gift not being used is the same.

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