Denver, Colo., Feb 14, 2013 / 04:07 am
A Catholic author believes that the "surprisingly positive" reception of her book on the sexual revolution shows an encouraging openness to reconsider cultural assumptions about artificial contraception.
"I don't think that's anything anybody would have ever predicted," said Mary Eberstadt, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
In a Feb. 11 talk at the Archdiocese of Denver, Eberstadt discussed the findings of her recent book, "Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution," which was released last April.
She said that the book has enjoyed a broad outreach and been well-received, which she attributes to changing attitudes and a willingness to reconsider the empirical evidence associated with the birth control pill.
"I think there's a lot of dialogue on that street," she noted.