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Empowering you to build a pro-life, pro-family world.

Empowering you to build a pro-life, pro-family world.

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part VII)

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Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophesy Part IV: The Second Prophesy Part V: The Third Prophesy Part VI: The Fourth Prophesy Later articles in this series: Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X:…

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The Negative Effects of the Pill—And of All Hormonal Birth Control

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The Pill: A Hormonal Method of Birth Control The class of hormonal methods of birth control include birth control pills; implants such as Norplant, Jadelle and Implanon; injectables such as Depo-Provera and Lunelle; intrauterine devices (IUDs), patches and rings, and, of course, the class of abortion pills and so-called emergency “contraception,” which includes Cytotec, ellaOne,…

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What Percentage of Transgenders Regret Surgery?

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Statistics vary on the numbers of people who regret having surgery to change from male to female or vice versa. We will look at some recent data and at some real-life stories to get a better picture of what happens when someone decides to alter his or her sex. The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (page 111)—the…

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Catholic Bioethics and the Moral Treatment of Human Beings

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Respect, compassion, care, kindness, empathy, and love. These actions come about when people recognize the inherent dignity in every person. And nowhere is it more important to understand people’s inherent dignity than in a capacity where someone has to take care of another or provide for his well-being. This occurs most often in the medical…

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What Are the Environmental Impacts of Hormonal Birth Control?

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Have you ever stopped for gas and watched a giant ten-wheel fuel tanker rumble up to refill the gas station’s tanks? These trucks are enormous, forty feet long, and each carries enough gasoline to fill a small backyard swimming pool. The powerful hormones in abortifacient methods of birth control dictate their modes of operation. Every…

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The Creighton Model of Natural Family Planning

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In the US, we value our freedom. The developers of the birth control pill capitalized on this desire. They claim the pill gives women freedom to control their bodies and their reproduction. When you tell a lie often enough, people begin to believe it. In this case, they literally swallow it. But freedom doesn’t come…

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NaProTechnology

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Like thousands of couples across the country, Jacinta and Mike had tried unsuccessfully to conceive a baby. When a friend told them about NaProTechnology, they thought they’d give it a try. To their utter joy, they were successful! According to the couple, “After three cycles of accurate tracking and becoming our own fertility experts, we…

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The Miracle of Fetal Development

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There are two ways to define the time period that marks various milestones in fetal development: gestational and fertilization age. These terms can be somewhat confusing since they are based upon different starting points. Fertilization age is a framework of time based upon the point of view of the unborn child. The gestational (or menstrual) age…

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The Wonder of Natural Family Planning

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What is NFP? Natural family planning (NFP), often referred to as fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), is based upon pinpointing the fertile times in a woman’s body by observing and charting the natural signs in her menstrual cycle. There are several different ways to classify the primary methods of natural family planning. Some of these definitions…

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Transhumanism: The Final Frontier

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“And when everyone’s super—no one will be!” ~The villain “Syndrome” in The Incredibles   What Is Transhumanism? In 2009, the World Transhumanist Association’s website posted the Transhumanist Declaration. It summarized the goals of transhumanism in saying, “Humanity stands to be profoundly affected by science and technology in the future. We envision the possibility of broadening human…

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