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Planned parenthood is a luxury to the new generation When our parents had children it was not a decision it was a moral duty to society To further analyze the individual factors of planned parenthood you must draw on the larger religious social and economic factors that guide your individual decisions Mills 1959 If one considers the broad social factors that shape influence and allow individual choices you are using what C Wright Mills called the Sociological Imagination Appelbaum and Chambliss 1997 The insight provided by the Sociological Imagination brings new understanding to this particular event the planning of parenthood The choice to bare children was never a topic for conversation in past generations Religion as an institution had greater influence than it does in modern society Families of the past were expected to follow religious teaching and were manipulated by the sociological expectations of the family definition Birth control and abortion were taboo and social norms demonstrated the influence of religion in society Nowadays abortion clinics are common ground and the pill is the topic in high school settings Due to todays norms most people are not following the old religious standards of go forth and multiply they have new wants and desires Religious beliefs that were the core of cultural values became second to scientific research and renovation The focus of society shifted from the unknown and unexplained to the known and scientifically proven Technology and medicine modernized sociological institutions what was taboo became the social norm The possibility of genetic testing the development of the birth control pill and government legislation of pro-choice allow individuals to have choices on parenthood Technology which we cannot control as individuals creates individualism free will and personal disclosure from what was once considered a social duty or basic human nature Social roles of men and women have a deep impact on personal decisions as well Society expected men and women to get married have children and
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