Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

IN THE CROSSHAIRS: The Pill

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Sep 17, 2004

A report that there is a new wave of sentiment against that great American institution, the birth control pill

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!

Progress toward our February expenses ($32,072 to go):
$35,000.00 $2,927.59
92% 8%
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 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Coco - Sep. 20, 2004 10:46 PM ET USA

    God bless the unknown doctor at a military clinic in Monterey, CA who told me, 13 years ago, why he would not write a perscription for the pill and why I, as a Roman Catholic, should not be taking it. Surely, as I left, he thought he had wasted his time--but a he planted a wonderful seed--the seed of truth. It took 5 years to bear fruit, but my husband & I embraced NFP in 1998. What blessings the choice for life has brought to us. I wish I could find that doctor and thank him...

  • Posted by: Cantor Rich - Sep. 18, 2004 1:29 AM ET USA

    GOR, I have also cause to wonder, precisely how many women would use the pill, were they aware that it fails to work as it should c. 30% of the time? Pharmaceutical firms certainly don't advertise failure rates; reading the item from BBC was the first I had heard of it. If BBC has done their homework in this case, then certainly the USA secular media has access to the same information. Why then haven't we heard all of this before, or perhaps there is a hidden agenda somewhere?

  • Posted by: - Sep. 17, 2004 1:00 PM ET USA

    Of course Ms. Boyce of Planned Parenthood of WI is shocked that anti abortion people don't promote The Pill. I mean, how else do you prevent unwanted pregnancies? Er, Ms. Boyce: teenage (and adult) chastity, NFP and following God's laws - for openers. But then these are moral and religious reasons... Sorry.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

The common good: isn't that just a weasel word? 17 hours ago
St. Katharine Drexel shows how spiritual poverty and submission to Providence go hand in hand 17 hours ago
The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12