Tracing history of US government promotion of contraception
Catholic World News - March 22, 2012
Russell Shaw provides a brief history of the federal government's involvement in promoting contraception in the US and abroad. The process began in the 1950s, under President Dwight Eisenhower. But federal subsidies for birth control soared under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Shaw notes that several prominent Catholics played a role in easing public opposition.
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Posted by: unum -
Mar. 23, 2012 7:07 AM ET USA
Russell Shaw's OSV article clearly describes the politicization of the American Catholic Church by politically liberal members of "Catholic" academia, such as Fr. Hesburgh of Notre Dame, and Democrat "Catholics" in government who subordinated the teaching of their Church to their political philosophy. These liberals took advantage of the chaos following Vatican II and Rowe v. Wade to buy the silence of the Church hierarchy about government contraception programs with anti-poverty funding.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Mar. 22, 2012 7:50 PM ET USA
This is something that needs to be taught to our young. Remember that the Rockefeller foundation and others deliberately funded the Pill as a "Catholic contraceptive."