Brett Kavanaugh got into some trouble recently for referring to birth control as an abortifacient. Many were quick to criticize him for his inaccuracies, but was he really that inaccurate? Understanding this issue requires a deeper look at the terminology and science involved.[click to continue...]
“Contraception is in fact not just an action without meaning; it is an action that contradicts the essential meaning which true conjugal intercourse should have as signifying total and unconditional self-donation. Instead of accepting each other totally, contraceptive spouses reject part of each other, because fertility is part of each one of them. They reject part of their mutual love: its power to be fruitful… A couple may say: we do not want our love to be fruitful. But if that is so, there is an inherent contradiction in their trying to express their love by means of an act which, of its nature, implies fruitful love; and there is even more of a contradiction if, when they engage in the act, they deliberately destroy the fertility-orientation from which precisely derives its capacity to express the uniqueness of their love” (L’Osservatore Romano, October 10, 1988, loc. cit.).[click to continue...]
”Extrapolating our findings above from 1973 [through 1994]—the year of legalization of abortion on demand in all 50 states—a total of 197,625,000 to 325,625,000 chemical, mechanical and surgical abortions have wiped out the equivalent of the entire US population, more or less.”[click to continue...]
“Here, too, when the common reference to values and ultimately to God is lost, society will then appear merely as an ensemble of individuals placed side by side, and the contract which ties them together will necessarily be perceived as an accord among those who have the power to impose their will on others.”[click to continue...]
“No longer having an objective reason to justify it, sex seeks the subjective reason in the gratification of the desire, in the most ‘satisfying’ answer for the individual, to the instincts no longer subject to rational restraints. Everyone is free to give to his personal libido the content considered suitable for himself.”[click to continue...]
In 1965, the agenda-driven American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) changed the definition of when life begins. They did this in a deliberate effort to rationalize birth control pills.
Prior to 1965, every medical textbook knew life began at fertilization. “Fertilization” and “conception,” meant the same thing.[click to continue...]
“Lambeth has delivered a fatal blow to marriage, to motherhood, to fatherhood, to the family and to morality,” wrote James Douglas, editor of London’s Sunday Express.
— New York Times, August 17, 1930, pg. 5, col. 1.
Is using contraception a mortal sin?
Given its popularity among Christians, even Catholics, the answer could help determine the eternal fate of so many of its users.[click to continue...]
The barren woman, if you pardon the simile, has become the sacred cow of our culture. [click to continue...]
But that’s where the contraceptive mentality leads: to entire generations who don’t want to ensure a generation replaces them. That’s where America is heading.[click to continue...]