Dr. Margie Holmes asks on Facebook:
why weren’t they careful? We are after all living in a time when there seems to be no excuse for accidental pregnancies, a time when information might easily be had about birth control. But that is not true. We still live in a time when women don’t know how to take control of their bodies and, faced with a man who refuses to wear a condom, will be at a loss as to what else to do. Getting over-the-counter birth control pills is difficult for any woman – real or imagined, you can feel the judgment of the pharmacists on the other side of that counter. Imagine how impossible it must be for a woman who’s well known. And once you get those pills, you’re on your own about how to even begin taking it; you’re also always risking being found out.