Here’s a tasty bit:
Today’s injunctions against birth control were re-affirmed in a 1968 document by Pope Paul VI called Humanae Vitae. He warned of four results if the widespread use of contraceptives was accepted:
- General lowering of moral standards
- A rise in infidelity, and illegitimacy
- The reduction of women to objects used to satisfy men.
- Government coercion in reproductive matters.
Does that sound familiar?
Because it sure sounds like what’s been happening for the past 40 years.
As is said, read the whole thing!
To be honest, I used to be a lot more laissez-faire about the issue myself. After all, if God wanted you to have a kid, it would happen– both myself and my little brother were conceived while our mother was using birth control.
However, in learning more about the Church’s teaching on the matter, as specifically, the bits referenced by BI above, it’s the social impact of widely availible birth control that has illuminated the truth of the teaching for me. It’s the way it degrades women and men by making them into rutting, lust-driven animals, the way it sets children up as “mistakes” or, to quote a famous man, “Punishments for mistakes.”
There are sometimes good medical reasons for women to temporarily go on these medications if their hormonal cycles are messed up beyond any other help. There are diseases that cause this, and this in turn causes other problems, so treatment is important. However, the disconnectong of sex from “potential Responsibility” has led to an growing void of respect among and between individuals, that has led to shattering social and cultural results. It is my growing belief that a fair number of the Marxist “intellectual elite” behind the push for contraception and abortion agreed completely with the Pope– that it was part of their plan of destroying America from within.
Unfortunately for us, their plan is working out stupendously.
Also: Rick Warren says “I’d rather go to jail. . .”