WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2011 ( – Contraception is the underlying factor responsible for today’s scourge of unwed pregnancies, single-parent families, sexually transmitted diseases, deficient fatherhood, and high abortion rate, says a prominent family expert. 

“Since the introduction of contraception, everything else has fallen,” said Patrick Fagan, director of the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute, reported CNS

Addressing the annual conference of the Frederick Douglass Foundation in Washington, D.C. last week, Fagan cited “alienation of men from women, the breakdown of marriage,” and “sex outside of marriage” as a few of the tragic results of contraception use. The foundation is a black, faith-based organization.

“Universally, in all the history of Christianity, contraception was always seen as a grave sin against God,” he said, “a sin by which one lost divine life and the soul.”

Planned Parenthood’s birth-control campaign, said Fagan, was the beginning of the societal scourge.

“The first family targeted by Planned Parenthood in the late 30s, early 40s was the black family,” said Fagan.

The abortion giant campaigned in low-income, black neighborhoods.  That campaign, said Fagan, is partly responsible for the breakdown of the black family as well as a host of other consequences affecting society at large.

Black families had remained intact until the 1930s when the American Birth Control League, later renamed Planned Parenthood Federation of America, implemented their pro-abortion agenda on the minority group, he said.. 

“By the late 1960’s, after ‘family planning’ clinics were widespread, there was a clear pattern of a preponderance of them being in black neighborhoods.”

“[Y]ou had this mass commodification of sex outside of marriage, mainly through contraception,” continued Fagan. “Who pushed the whole thing? Planned Parenthood. They first got to the black family. Why? Because they wanted to reduce black kids. They didn’t want black kids.”

In an e-mail to, Fagan wrote, “Margaret Sanger spearheaded the effort of population control of blacks through the Black church, exemplified in her Harlem Clinic, which started in the 1930’s.  Adam Clayton Powell Sr. had her address the Abyssian Baptist Church, Harlem’s largest Black church.”

Another conference speaker, Patricia Funderburk Ware, president and CEO of PFW Consultants Inc., agreed with Fagan’s analysis of the destruction contraception has caused.

Funderburk Ware was the director of the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush administration. 

“We didn’t have legalized abortions before,” Funderburk Ware said. “We didn’t have birth control.”

Yet with the rise of birth control has come a sex-without-consequences mentality.  With birth control availability and legalized abortion, said Funderburk Ware, “If we got pregnant, we could get an abortion.”