"The Church has always taught the intrinsic evil of contraception that is, of every marital act intentionally rendered unfruitful. This teaching is to be held as definitive and irreformable. Contraception is gravely opposed to marital chastity; it is contrary to the good of the transmission of life (the procreative aspect of matrimony) and to the reciprocal self-giving of the spouses (the unitive aspect of matrimony); it harms true love and denies the sovereign role of God in the transmission of human life."
Pontifical Council for the Family, Vademecum for Confessors Concerning Some Aspects of the Morality of Conjugal Life, 1997.
"Ever more clearly there emerges the strict connection which, at the level of mentality, exists between the practice of contraception and that of abortion. This is demonstrated in an alarming way also by the development of chemical preparations, intrauterine devices and injections which, distributed with the same ease as contraceptives, in reality act as abortifacients in the initial stages of development of the new human being" (John Paul II, Enc. Evangelium Vitae, March 25, 1995, n. 13).
posted on 10/03/2007 10:02:25 AM PDT
("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
I don’t see why you are referencing church policy on marital contraception when this entire debate is on the use of emergency contraception for victims of rape. There is no marital chastity, self giving or love in a rape.
You need to recheck your doctrine. Contraception is not considered wrong in cases of rape. The debate is about whether an ovulation test can be required prior to prescribing the medication, not whether the medication can be prescribed.
posted on 10/03/2007 7:53:57 PM PDT
by ga medic
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