The history of feminist ideology is manifestly anti-mother, anti-child, and anti-Jesus. What’s less clear is how much each of us has been affected, or even infected, by this agenda. It’s good to know, for example, the worldview behind the tools we take for granted, such as contraception. Which of these tools can be received with gratitude and used with thanksgiving is an issue of Christian liberty and wisdom, tempered with faith toward God. But we should be suspicious of how much we have been influenced by our culture. For example, are children a blessing and a gift, as the Bible says, or an inconvenience or even unwanted intrusion? The Bible says that it is God who opens the womb, so are we willing to receive a child at any time as a gift from His hand?

~Radical Womanhood, by Carolyn McCulley