Future News: Prohibition of Birth Control Causes Surge in Black Market Street Sales


San Francisco Oct. 20, 2023

Since congress’ decision eleven years ago to change the status of birth control to a controlled substance, experts throughout New America have been placing their bets as to the long term effects of such a ruling.

Some hypothesised this would lead to the inevitable and long due rebellion against the New American government. Many who held this belief mysteriously disappeared from their homes and places of work.  We are assured by government officials that they will be missed.

Others felt the legislation did not go far enough.  Rallies in DC and Space Texas were held to urge politicians to not only keep the ban, but to make it illegal to not  be pregnant (with only a three week allowed period of non-pregnancy between cycles, of course).

Inevitably, neither of these extreme futures occurred, but some still disagree with the ban on birth control and have taken the the law into their own hands by buying and selling illegally-produced birth control on the black market or obtaining it by other non-sanctioned methods.

Known on the streets as ‘BC,’ or ‘Baby K’ (believed to be shortened from ‘baby killer’), it can be purchased by anyone who has the money and knows where to get it. It’s generally sold in the seedier areas of urban cities, although it’s use is just as widespread in smaller towns and communities across New America.  

It is estimated that two out of three girls between the ages of 17 through 28 in the NUS have tried Baby K at least once and generally continue to use for years after they first try the drug. This has not been proven as the cause of chemical addiction, but studies have shown that once a woman starts on Baby K, she will use it every day without ability to stop.

Government officials are assuring the public that all is being done to impede the production and sale of illegal birth control within the country and that families need to focus on education and personal prevention for our children. No one wants their children to be caught up in the dangerous lifestyle of birth prevention. Too many who start early end up homeless and on the streets, forced to prostitute themselves to strangers for their dose of Baby K -  a saddening and vicious cycle.

Caleb Finch

Caleb Nathan Friedrich was born in a small coal mining town in northern Pennsylvania to his biological parents Gretchen and Ivan Friedrich. Being the Friedrich’s eleventh child, and seeing the steady decline of Ivan’s health, Caleb was dropped into the, then tumultuous, foster care system. When he turned sixteen he gathered what few items he had and set out to make his mark on the world. Forging false identification and assuming the surname Finch, he was able to talk his way into position for the world renowned San Francisco Inquisitor. He went on to become the newspaper’s longest running editor and chief, and has had many printed collections, including The Time I Spent and The View From the Engine Room. In 1943, Caleb passed away by succoming to his long and painful fight against Butt Aids. It is belived by some that his ghost still haunts different locations in San Francisco, and that it's sort of a dick.