effects of contraception

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Before and After the Pill: Its Redefinition of Human Sexuality and Impact on Society

When couples, by means of recourse to contraception, separate these two meanings that God the Creator has inscribed in the being of man and woman and in the dynamism of their sexual communion, they act as ‘arbiters’ of the Divine plan and they ‘manipulate’ and degrade human sexuality - and [...]

What Links Contraception to Abortion? Read On.

Amina Khamis Juma is 22 years old and lives in Mbande-Kisewe, near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After delivering her first child in 2016, she was persuaded by her sisters to begin using contraception since the couple did not wish to have another child. Her sisters suggested using condoms, but they [...]

By |2019-10-11T19:45:28-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: HLI News, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: |

7 Basic Points: Humanae Vitae Summary

Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) is Pope Paul VI’s  famed 1968 encyclical on contraception and reproductive ethics. Written in light of a study commissioned by the Vatican on modern reproductive issues, its timing coincided with the sudden prevalence of contraception and concerns about overpopulation in society at large. Pope Paul [...]

The Negative Effects of the Pill

1. All hormonal contraceptives have severe side effects. Though noted media and feminist groups typically present hormonal contraceptives as a boon for women, they overlook the serious side effects reported in mainstream scientific literature. Regularly taking powerful steroids, which are what hormonal contraceptives from the Pill to injectable Depo-Provera are, [...]

By |2019-10-02T21:48:27-04:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Abortifacients, Abortion, Contraception|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 |2019-10-18T21:47:53-04:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Contraception|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 [...]

Contraception Leads to More Abortions

While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly shortsighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception. ~ Father Paul Marx, OSB I’ve written before about the link between contraception and abortion: statistically, contraception use actually [...]

Contraception and its Deadly Consequences

“There is overwhelming evidence that contrary to what you might expect, the provision of contraception leads to an increase in the abortion rate.” – Fr. Paul Marx, founder of Human Life International Several years ago Ann Furedi, the former director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Britain's largest abortion [...]

The Birth Control Pill as Therapy

The moral doctrine of the Church judges human behavior, but is silent on chemical compounds.  Most people do not know that it is permissible for Catholic women to use the birth control pill under carefully defined conditions when the intent is not to impair their fertility. Sometimes a young woman [...]