Urgent: 4 days left! We still have $5,430 to match to win a $25,400 Challenge Grant! Can you help?
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

"Preventing" pregnancy?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Dec 17, 2003

The morning-after pill prevents pregnancy, the media keep telling us. But every now and then somebody varies from the prepared script and exposes the truth.

Take today's New York Times, for example. The front-page story begins by saying that the morning-after pill is intended "to prevent unplanned pregnancies." But just two paragraphs down, it slips out that the pill is used "when regular contraception either fails or is skipped."

Contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy, right? So when "regular conception fails," what happens? Pregnancy.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($5,430 to go):
$25,400.00 $19,969.71
21% 79%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Dec. 17, 2003 2:51 PM ET USA

    The article also had this mind-bending observation about the Plan B pill: "While it usually acts by preventing ovulation, it also may prevent a fertilized egg from implanting. Those who believe that pregnancy begins with fertilization say the pills in doing this can induce abortions." Huh? There's another way to get pregnant rather than by fertilization? What could that be - toilet seats...?

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Dec. 17, 2003 2:35 PM ET USA

    "to prevent unplanned pregnancies." Ah yes. Let's turn that around so its a little more, how shall we say?, naked? "to assist unplanned fornication and adultery". Yes, that's much clearer in the cold light of day isn't it? Have a nice one.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Was Lewis “basically Catholic”? 10 hours ago
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. 13 hours ago
Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Scandal May 20
Modeling King David’s awareness of God May 20
Has the sensus fidei disappeared? May 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days