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The dawn of demonic deception [the birth control pill]
Human Life International ^ | 4-23-10 | Jenn Giroux

Posted on 04/23/2010 3:32:33 PM PDT by mlizzy

Photobucket To commemorate the 50th anniversary of "The Pill" the Wall Street Journal ran a lengthy and misleading article ("The Birth Control Riddle" April 20, 2009) by Melinda Beck, calling the arrival of The Birth Control Pill the "dawn of dependable contraception" which "ignited the sexual revolution, ended the post-war baby boom and helped millions of women enter the work force." Ms Beck then proceeds to lament all of the "unplanned pregnancies" which still occur today before detailing for us how safe it is now to use new and improved birth control methods.

Marshall McLuhan, the late, great expert on the media, who converted to Catholicism before he died said, "The major media are engaged in a Luciferian conspiracy against the truth." How true! Ms Beck's column is a prime example of this conspiracy, including such blatant lies and misrepresentations as:

"the benefits outweigh the risks" when taking "The Pill"

"...the longer a woman uses the pill, the lower her risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer", and

"...the pill does not seem to increase the risk of getting [breast cancer]".
Beck then goes on to reassure the readers with sources such as the Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood's own research arm) and a quote from Planned Parenthood's VP of Medical Affairs who explains away the damaging side effects by saying, "We have to keep these things in perspective. A woman's risk for problems is substantially higher during pregnancy."

"The Pill" and the widespread use of other contraceptives in reality ushered in the 'Dawn of Demonic Deception' in America. One needs only to review some of the bitter fruits of "The Pill" to appreciate why.

--A Mayo Clinic study said that women who use hormonal contraceptives for a minimum of 4 years prior to their first full term pregnancy have a 52% higher risk of developing breast cancer
--Women who use a hormonal contraceptive for more then 5 yrs are 4 times more likely to develop cervical cancer
--Prior to the sexual revolution and "The Pill" there were known to be 5 sexually transmitted diseases: Today there are more than 30.
--There are over 50 medical studies which indicate that use of oral contraceptives and Depo-Provera place women at higher risk for almost all known risk factors of HIV.
As we look around today, we see how accurately Pope Paul VI predicted what would follow if contraception were adopted on a wide scale: a general lowering of moral standards, an increase in infidelity, ever-greater objectification of women, and the use of contraception as a weapon. Smaller and more broken families, rampant homosexuality, pornography, and China's coercive one-child policy are just some of the sad and obvious reminders of Pope Paul's wisdom in reaffirming the Church's perennial teaching against contraception in Humanae vitae.

Exposing the lies of contraception is, indeed, the great moral challenge of our day. It is not only a battle for life, it is a battle for souls.

When asked recently by a major publication to name her greatest regret, Martha Stewart replied, "Not having a dozen offspring." This neatly summarizes the widespread "post-contraceptive regret" that weighs heavily on the hearts and souls of women who bought into the lies of the abortion industry. Even Catholic families have since the 1960's dropped from 5.5 to 2.1 children today, increasingly rejecting the joys and challenges of larger families for the lesser goods of greater material comfort, "freedom," and professional accomplishment.

The 1920's-era story (ironically, the same time that Margaret Sanger was beginning her efforts to legalize contraception and abortion in America) comes to mind of the small boy who was peering out a window at dusk as a man came along to light the gas street lights.

His mother asked, "What are you looking at?"

As if explaining the obvious, the boy replied, "I am watching a man poke holes in the darkness."

Today as confirmed Catholics this is all that God is asking of us - to stand in bold witness and poke holes in the spiritual darkness that surrounds us. Encountering the demonic deceptions forwarded by Ms. Beck and others who ignore the devastation wrought by contraception, we must answer with the light of truth.

Our daily faithfulness to God's perfect plan for sexuality and marriage through the rosary and sacraments is the only way to reclaim the culture and our nation. Only by using these gifts can we help bring about a countercultural comeback of chastity and the family. [emphasis, link; mine]


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; birthcontrol; birthcontrolpill; catholic; contraception; euteneuer; moralabsolutes; prolife; rosary; sacraments; sanger
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Humanae Vitae
Basic Information on Natural Family Planning

1 posted on 04/23/2010 3:32:34 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

In “The Everlasting Man,” (1925) Chesterton positively links witchcraft with the war against children and childhood and demonic influence.


2 posted on 04/23/2010 3:34:22 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (John Paulson is the new Michael Milken?)
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To: mlizzy
Marshall McLuhan, the late, great expert on the media, who converted to Catholicism before he died said, "The major media are engaged in a Luciferian conspiracy against the truth."

Holy smokes, I had no idea. No I'll have to read his book about media.

3 posted on 04/23/2010 3:35:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (John Paulson is the new Michael Milken?)
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To: mlizzy

The pill is not nearly as bad as its critics accuse it of being and nowhere near as foolproof as its proponents believe.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 3:35:14 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: mlizzy

Hasn’t breast cancer been linked to the pill?


5 posted on 04/23/2010 3:35:16 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: the invisib1e hand
In “The Everlasting Man,” (1925) Chesterton positively links witchcraft with the war against children and childhood and demonic influence.

Let me rephrase for clarity:

In “The Everlasting Man,” (1925) Chesterton positively links witchcraft and demonic influence with the war against children and childhood

6 posted on 04/23/2010 3:36:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (John Paulson is the new Michael Milken?)
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To: DemonDeac
The pill is not nearly as bad as its critics accuse it of being and nowhere near as foolproof as its proponents believe.

The pill is the "culture of death" in a small dose. It doesn't get worse than that - it only varies by degree.

7 posted on 04/23/2010 3:37:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (John Paulson is the new Michael Milken?)
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To: guitarplayer1953

Playing with the human endocrine system is the stupidest thing any normal person can do, health-wise. Human knowledge of medicine is not advanced enough to cover all aspects of repercussions from ingesting such substances.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 3:40:27 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: guitarplayer1953
Hasn’t breast cancer been linked to the pill?

Yes it has. Here's another site with good information: The Pill Kills

And the encyclical Humanae Vitae details why artificial birth control has been responsible for the destruction of the moral fiber of America today.
Consequences of Artificial Methods -- 17. Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation—need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection ...

9 posted on 04/23/2010 3:49:38 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy
Think of all the research done on sweeteners and such that has uncovered carcinogenic or other “dangerous” tendencies, but the pill? Pure as the driven snow!
10 posted on 04/23/2010 3:50:14 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: mlizzy

Should people have more kids than they can afford to raise?

Are you willing to pay for the little darlings? Hmmm?


11 posted on 04/23/2010 3:52:06 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: mlizzy
Would the Catholic Church then agree to take care of the feral children that would result?

If anything, we should be requiring certain low-skilled immigrants to agree to Depo Provera injections as a condition to coming to our country. Our schools and hospitals will thank us.

12 posted on 04/23/2010 3:54:46 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: humblegunner

Then put them up for adoption. There’s no such thing as an unwanted child.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 3:56:47 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: TalBlack
Think of all the research done on sweeteners and such that has uncovered carcinogenic or other “dangerous” tendencies, but the pill? Pure as the driven snow!
Margaret Sanger [Planned Parenthood's founder] devoted her life to legalizing birth control and making it universally available for women ... When Sanger passed away ... after more than half a century of fighting for the right of women to control their own fertility, she died knowing she had won the battle.

14 posted on 04/23/2010 3:58:35 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: agere_contra

tell that to the Russians


15 posted on 04/23/2010 4:03:28 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives -)
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To: humblegunner
Should people have more kids than they can afford to raise? Are you willing to pay for the little darlings? Hmmm?

Effectiveness of Natural Family Planning in Avoiding Pregnancy. (Number of pregnancies among 100 couples in one year.) Couples who carefully follow all the rules for avoiding pregnancy all the time -- 1-3

Here is another aspect of the pill that is interesting: The Pill may put you off smell of your man and ruin your relationship
“In destroying the power of giving life, through contraception, a husband or wife is doing something to self. This . . . destroys the gift of love in him or her” Mother Teresa

16 posted on 04/23/2010 4:12:32 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

Yeah.
And Mother Teresa would be a real authority on that stuff, huh?

Having been married and had all those kids and everything, right?

Knows all about it, she does.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 4:14:59 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: mlizzy; All
Birth Control"Many women take birth control pills or use IUD'S to avoid pregnancy. But most people are completely unaware of how these drugs and devices actually work. The pill — any birth control pill — is likely to permit pregnancy to begin, but then kills the tiny new human being. One of the mechanisms of action is "prevent nidation," which means that fertilization takes place, and normal human development begins, but the baby can't get attached to the side of the womb, can't "implant." Deprived of nutrition, the baby starves and is flushed out of the womb during the next menstrual period. The mother has no way of knowing about the silent tragedy that unfolds in her womb. The small baby has been aborted" --Link.
18 posted on 04/23/2010 4:21:59 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

This is a lie.

Read the science, please (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2896%2990806-5/abstract) and do not spread ignorant hysteria.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 4:26:50 PM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: humblegunner
Yeah. And Mother Teresa would be a real authority on that stuff, huh? Having been married and had all those kids and everything, right? Knows all about it, she does.

Mother Teresa took care of Calcutta's poor. A daunting task most mothers would pass on. She helped remove the thorn in my heart ...
20 posted on 04/23/2010 4:29:13 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

It was a devout Catholic (Dr. John Rock) that invented an oral contraceptive.


21 posted on 04/23/2010 4:29:48 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: mlizzy
Mother Teresa took care of Calcutta's poor.

Yes. I hope she washed her hands after.

22 posted on 04/23/2010 4:30:15 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: mquinn
This is a lie. Read the science, please
In one study, use of birth control pills led to a higher risk of premenopausal breast cancer in women who took the pill for four or more years before having a baby. --Mayo Clinic

23 posted on 04/23/2010 4:36:53 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: humblegunner

Should people have more kids than they can afford to raise?

Are you willing to pay for the little darlings? Hmmm?

11 posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 6:52:06 PM by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)


If people waited til they could ‘afford’ children, there would be no children.


24 posted on 04/23/2010 4:38:13 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: humblegunner

You are in an ugly mood, today, humblegunner.

Benjamin Franklin was the 15th of 17 children.

We are all against the welfare state. It is twisted to blame fertility for welfare abuses.

We can oppose welfare and support the conception and birth of children at the same time.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: mlizzy

I think that if they ever invent a good birth control pill for men, that women will suddenly become less promiscuous.


26 posted on 04/23/2010 4:42:17 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: count-your-change
It was a devout Catholic (Dr. John Rock) that invented an oral contraceptive.

However, I don't think the "devout" description still stands ...
"In 1968 the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae entrenched Catholic opposition to hormonal contraception. Rock was profoundly disappointed. For the first time in his life, he stopped attending Mass.[2]" --Link.

27 posted on 04/23/2010 4:46:38 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Clemenza
Would the Catholic Church then agree to take care of the feral children that would result?

there were a lot fewer "feral children" before birth control than after.

The character of children reflects the character of society, not the number of children per family.

28 posted on 04/23/2010 4:57:29 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: mlizzy

That was how he was described and it apparently how he viewed himself hence my useage.

There might be some Catholics who have suffered official sanction over their views on birth control (and abortion) but I can think of many more who did not.

One that comes to mind is Robert Drinan, the priest who served in Congress and was a dependable supporter of every abortion friendly bill that came up. He left and spent many years as a professor at G-town, I believe.


29 posted on 04/23/2010 5:08:47 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
There might be some Catholics who have suffered official sanction over their views on birth control (and abortion) but I can think of many more who did not.

Well, do you know what Pope St. Pius V said in that regard?
"All the evil in the world can be attributed to lukewarm Catholics."
A Truly wonderful and devout Catholic is the priest that operates Human Life International, the site that published this birth control piece. You may have heard his name, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer. He is one of only twelve official Church exorcists in the United States today, and I can only imagine the Satanic battles he frequently involves himself in. This is one of his quotes that I have posted on Free Republic before, but it bears repeating, as it directly connects to the last line of this thread's article.
"We are reminded that even supposed political victories are temporary, and that the solution to these problems is not political, even if we have to keep up the political fight and our activist efforts," said Father Euteneuer. "We are called to prayer, fasting and conversion... only God can put a stop to the horror of abortion now" --Link.

30 posted on 04/23/2010 5:34:43 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Freddd; humblegunner
If people waited til they could ‘afford’ children, there would be no children.

Truer words could not be spoken. Here's our four beautiful children in front of St. John Cantius' altar after this year's Easter Tridentine Mass. Had my husband and I waited until we could afford them, this photograph would be beautiful in a different way, but it wouldn't include any kids.
31 posted on 04/23/2010 6:01:37 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: humblegunner

No one said that they sid that the pill is very dangerous to a woman. There are natural methods of birth control that are very reliable as long as both parties are willing to abstain during fertile periods. I have never been exposed to these hormones(except what is in our drinking water) and am very glad for that. I’ve never taken the pill and my Mother had never taken the pill prior to my birth. I worry for both of my younger sisters knowing their odds for cancer.


32 posted on 04/23/2010 6:15:10 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: humblegunner
Mother TeresaMother Teresa took care of Calcutta's poor. -- Yes. I hope she washed her hands after.

I'm pretty sure Mother Teresa washed her hands, but keep in mind, her building was called Mother Teresa's Home for Dying Destitutes (she didn't wear latex germ-barrier gloves, not that she would anyway), for her patients never got well enough to leave, they just "checked out" (in the most loving way possible).
33 posted on 04/23/2010 6:39:09 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: chris_bdba

The pill came along at a time when morals were changing. Maybe the pill helped accelerate those changes, and people’s attitudes towards sex outside marriage.

I had heard that in the very beginning, about 1960, the pill was available only to married couples. The idea was that married couples would be able to control when they conceived, not for single girls to take the pill and be promiscuous.


34 posted on 04/23/2010 6:43:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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35 posted on 04/23/2010 6:45:29 PM PDT by narses (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: DemonDeac

“The pill is not nearly as bad as its critics accuse it of being...”

It isn’t an abortificant?


36 posted on 04/23/2010 6:46:15 PM PDT by narses (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: mlizzy

You are wealthy and Blessed.


37 posted on 04/23/2010 6:47:01 PM PDT by narses (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Clemenza; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
Would the Catholic Church then agree to take care of the feral children that would result?
Yes.
38 posted on 04/23/2010 6:47:54 PM PDT by narses (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: mlizzy

Amen. Truth is hard to swallow, but Truth it is.


39 posted on 04/23/2010 6:48:00 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: DemonDeac

RE: “The pill is not nearly as bad as its critics accuse it of being and nowhere near as foolproof as its proponents believe.”

“Get behind me Satan.”


40 posted on 04/23/2010 6:49:04 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Clemenza

RE: “If anything, we should be requiring certain low-skilled immigrants to agree to Depo Provera injections as a condition to coming to our country.”

Admit it, you got that from Margret Sanger...or Adolph Hitler.


41 posted on 04/23/2010 6:50:22 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: humblegunner
Yes. I hope she washed her hands after.

This type of thought is what makes america ugly

42 posted on 04/23/2010 6:51:09 PM PDT by stfassisi ((The greatest gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: narses
You are wealthy and Blessed.

Thank you ...
43 posted on 04/23/2010 6:54:39 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I always thought that Marshall McLuhan’s book and his famous phrase, “The medium is the message,” was essential reading to understand what was gong on in those days.

All the trendy people picked it up, and loved McLuhan. What they perhaps didn’t understand is that he didn’t necessarily APPROVE of what he described.


44 posted on 04/23/2010 6:58:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Artificial Birth Control weakens marriage and the family, it contributes to the increase in divorce, and it has inevitably lead to abortion.

Artificial contraception was condemned as a sinful act by every major Christian denomination in the world, Protestant and Catholic, until 1930. Pope Paul VI in his 1968 Encyclical Letter, Humanae Vitae reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s continued position against Artificial Birth Control because it is in direct opposition to the fundamental purposes of marriage and family. The very word contraception means against conception—against new life.

Pope Paul VI warned that the widespread use of contraception would lead to “conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality.” The rates of abortion (about one of every four pregnancies in the US), divorce (approximately 50 percent of all marriages), family breakdown, wife and child abuse, venereal disease, and out of wedlock births have all massively increased since the mid-1960s.

When birth control fails many people will inevitably turn to abortion. The contraceptive mentality of the culture has become increasingly dependent upon the “back-up” of abortion to the extent that the value of human life is becoming increasingly cheap. In vitro fertilization, cloning, genetic manipulation and embryo experimentation—which turn human life into a mere commodity—are all descendants of contraceptive technology.

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From: Birth Control and NFP: What's the Difference? (by Fr. Frank Pavone) http://www.priestsforlife.org/articles/nfpdifferences.html (excerpts)

[Natural Family Planning] NFP does not refer to the so-called “calendar rhythm method”, which was based on calendar calculations of a “normal” cycle. NFP, instead, is based on direct observations of various signs that occur in a woman's body which tell her when ovulation occurs. These observations are relatively easy to make, take only a few minutes, and work even for irregular cycles. NFP is internationally known and practical and has an extremely high effectiveness.

NFP does not separate sex from responsibility.

NFP is not just a “method” based on physiology. Rather, NFP is based on virtue. It is based on sexual self-control, which is necessary for a healthy marriage.

NFP puts the responsibility for family planning squarely on the shoulders of both partners, because it requires communication and cooperation.

NFP is not just a means of avoiding pregnancy, as artificial contraception is. Rather, it can also be used to achieve pregnancy since it pinpoints ovulation. It is a wholly positive approach to the sexual life of the spouses. It is clean, inexpensive, morally acceptable, and reliable.

As with anything good, NFP can be misused, if a couple has the wrong motives. Married couples are called by God to cooperate generously in bringing forth and educating new life. For a couple to decide that “we don't want children at this time”, there need to be serious, objective reasons (health, finances, etc.). If the reasons are not objective but selfish, then the couple cannot justify the avoidance of pregnancy just because they are using NFP to do it. In this case they are not practicing “family planning”, but “family avoidance”!

The Pill can cause abortion: Contraceptive drugs (including “the pill”) act in three major ways: 1st, they prevent the release of the egg from the ovaries; 2nd, they thicken the mucus in the reproductive tract, making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg; and 3rd, should the egg manage to be released and fertilized, thus forming a new human being, they cause the wall of the uterus to prevent implantation, thus causing the new child to be aborted.

Dr. Ronald Chez, a scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), publicly stated that the new Pills of today, with their lower estrogen dose, allow ovulation up to 50% of the time! It is estimated that Chemical “Contraceptives” cause between 7 to 12 million early abortions each year in America (Source: Study of Abortion Deaths Ad Hoc Commission 1995). Most women using the Pill (and other “birth control” methods) do not know they can become pregnant and have early abortions.

To find out more about the Pill and other chemical contraceptives that cause early abortions, go to:
“Birth Control Abortions”. http://www.prolife.com/BIRTHCNT.html

Church teaching on birth control
Catechism of the Catholic Church 2370 Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality. These methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom. In contrast, “every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible” is intrinsically evil:

Thus the innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other. This leads not only to a positive refusal to be open to life but also to a falsification of the inner truth of conjugal love, which is called upon to give itself in personal totality. . . . The difference, both anthropological and moral, between contraception and recourse to the rhythm of the cycle . . . involves in the final analysis two irreconcilable concepts of the human person and of human sexuality. http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.htm#2370

2399 The regulation of births represents one of the aspects of responsible fatherhood and motherhood. Legitimate intentions on the part of the spouses do not justify recourse to morally unacceptable means (for example, direct sterilization or contraception). http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.htm#2399

Internet Resources:

Humanae Vitae: On the Regulation of Births, Pope Paul VI, 1968 http://www.usccb.org/prolife/tdocs/humanaevitae.htm

Natural Family Planning (NFP) http://www.ccli.org/

Pope Preaches Inviolability of Human Life and Sanctity of the Family to Europe, Africa
http://www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/81-01-15popeabortion.html

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45 posted on 04/23/2010 7:02:10 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: mlizzy

Thank God instead, He is the Master.


46 posted on 04/23/2010 7:03:25 PM PDT by narses (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: narses
Thank God instead, He is the Master.

Thank you. I do ... both directly and through His mother.
“Always keep close to Our Heavenly Mother, because She is the sea that must be crossed, in order to reach the shores of eternal splendor, in the Kingdom of Dawn” --St. Padre Pio.

47 posted on 04/23/2010 7:20:52 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: narses

The pill/a condom aren’t anywhere near abortion and its almost laughable to suggest. Abortion is an abomination that should be illegal but the other two are and should be fully legal though i’m sure plenty of the big-government nanny state “conservatives” on here would be more than happy to see the pill made illegal.


48 posted on 04/23/2010 7:32:16 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: the invisib1e hand
If you think about it, when they market birth control, they also push the same mentality that is at the core of abortion. The mentality that children are a burden and are to be dealt with as such.

Sometimes, you may conceive a child, and the timing of it may stink. But hey, you play you pay. We all know how babies are made. I don't care what birth control you are using, none of them are 100% full proof(other than abstinence of course). You must always be open to the possibility that you may conceive a child. If you aren't “open” to that than keep your legs “closed”.

49 posted on 04/23/2010 7:33:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: cpforlife.org
The traditional Lutheran stance (and for that matter the traditional Christian stance) on contraception is that it is ultimately bad for the marriage bed and for the souls of those involved. Few pastors, or priests, preach that anymore. Though in some place it is still common.
50 posted on 04/23/2010 7:34:51 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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