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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($19,750 to go):
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!
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.