Monday, September 19, 2005

A blast from the past

I came across an old article in Crisis Magazine from 2001. It describes the different methods of Natural Family Planning and how they were founded as well as the history of contraception in the US.

In 1930, the Church of England was first to break ranks in the Christian condemnation of Birth Control. This prompted the Federal Council of Churches to follow suit. But the blast of icy cold reality came from this quote in the article.

A day after the Federal Council of Churches declaration, a shocked Washington Post editorialized: "Carried to its logical conclusion, the committee's report, if carried into effect, would sound the deathknell of marriage as a holy institution by establishing degrading practices which would encourage indiscriminate immorality. The suggestion that the use of legalized contraception would be 'careful and restrained' is preposterous."

Can we count the ways? Abortion, sodamy, divorce...

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