Contraception

Keeping Lines of Communication Open with God and Each Other

Man as Collaborator “Married people are the free and responsible collaborators with God the Creator in the most serious duty of transmitting human life,” reads the very first sentence of Humanae Vitae.  Explicit mention of God also occurs at least 24 times in the encyclical.  Then Pope Paul VI refers [...]

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Why Do Pro-Lifers Compare Abortion to the Holocaust?

The similarities between the Nazi and abortion Holocausts go far deeper than a high body count. There are many points of similarity between the Holocausts: Deceptive language Ideology formed by doctors The speed of the murders Philosophical justification Resistance to the "Abortion vs. Holocaust" Analogy Pro-choice adherents usually object when [...]

By |2020-06-19T22:56:37-04:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Abortion, Eugenics|Tags: , , , |
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What Are the Environmental Impacts of Hormonal Birth Control?

Have you ever stopped for gas and, as you were pumping, watched a giant 18-wheel fuel tanker rumble up to refill the gas station's tanks?  These trucks are enormous, one-fourth as long as a football field, and each carries enough gasoline to fill a good-sized backyard swimming pool. Every year, [...]

By |2020-04-18T18:14:15-04:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Contraception|Tags: , , , |
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The Intrinsic Racism of the Population Control Movement

One of the most prominent motivations of the population control movement is racism, which has diminished over time but has not disappeared.  During the early history of the movement, this racist and eugenicist ideology was undisguised and was led by “progressive” intellectuals, just as prestigious “progressive” academics and celebrities lead [...]

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae II

The Predictions of Humanae Vitae We begin our exposition of Humanae Vitae (HV) with section no. 17. In this part of the document, Pope Paul VI lays out four predictions as to what would happen in society if teaching against contraception went unheeded. Let us remember that this teaching is [...]

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae I

Humanae Vitae Was No "Invention." It Repeated Church Teaching. Since the 1960’s Western culture has been in a downward spiral of moral decadence. The contraceptive pill, introduced in the U.S. during that decade, brought about the so-called “sexual revolution.” This revolution brought in turn an unprecedented increase in sexual promiscuity, [...]

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Equal But Different: Complementarity of the Sexes

“Men and women are equal in dignity, complementary in mission.”—Pope Saint John XXIII Contraception as a Harmful Ideology One of the unintended side-effects of the widespread acceptance of contraception is the rejection of complementarity.  Contraception furthers inequality, in that it symbolizes the attempt to make the woman function as a [...]

By |2020-06-20T18:00:11-04:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Contraception, Gender Issues, Marriage & Family|Tags: , , , |
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What is Historical Church Teaching on Contraception?

"Contraception cannot be an expression of total self‑giving, because in contraception, something is done to oneself to destroy the power to conceive a child.  That same selfishness that wants to prevent the child by contraception will grow until it wants to kill the child already conceived.  We must fight selfishness [...]

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Can We Use Our Consciences on Contraception?

Surveys in many countries consistently show that most Catholics believe that decisions of conscience about contraception rightfully belong with those who must bear and rear children.  The legitimacy of teaching requires that it be embraced by the faithful. Your teaching has no such legitimacy.  It is a marginalized minority view [...]

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Shouldn’t Abortion be Allowed for Serious or Fatal Birth Defects?

  “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Pope Saint John Paul II1   Abortion because of birth defects is at least understandable, especially if the child is not expected to live. Try to imagine for just for a moment the heartbreak [...]