Archive for the ‘Contraception’ Category

Moschella on the pope’s in-flight interview

Melissa Moschella, Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University of America and UFL Board member was quoted in the National Catholic Register article, Pope’s Words on Contraception in Accord With Magisterium, Philosophers Say, but Context Is Key, by Edward Pentin. She was explaining why Pope Paul VI’s decision to allow nuns in danger of being raped to […]

The theology of the body and reverence for life

UFL member Janet E. Smith has written an article for Our Sunday Visitor that highlights the connection between the theology of the body, sexuality and marriage, and reverence for new life. Our bodies, which are a gift from God, reveal that we are to be committed lovers who treasure new life God loves love; he […]

Erika Bachiochi on sexual asymmetry and reproductive justice

The second plenary session on Saturday, June 7, of the UFL Conference was a talk by Erika Bachiochi called, “Women, men, Sexual Asymmetry and Authentic Reproductive Justice.” In it she discusses the natural asymmetry between men and women when it comes to the consequences of sexual activity: because of the possibility of pregnancy women have […]

UK marginalizes pro-life doctors

Pro-life doctors in the UK have been excluded from practicing in the specialty “sexual and reproductive health” by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, according to LifeSiteNews.com. The rule covers anyone who refuses to prescribe any form of contraception, even those that may have abortifacient effects.

More on “Contraception helps reduce abortion rate.”

It looks like the “contraception reduces abortion” trope is beginning to lose its power, even among abortion providers. This LifeSiteNews article, “Two-thirds of women seeking abortions were using contraception: Britain’s largest abortion provider,” highlights many studies and statements, even by abortion promoters and providers, that contraception not only doesn’t reduced abortion rates, but actually increases them. […]

Two Universities struggle with abortion-related issues

Two Catholic universities are in the news with abortion-related stories. Santa Clara University is going through a struggle between the President and faculty members over the availability of abortion through the University’s health plan. President Michael Engh, S.J., recently initiated an action that would bar the availability of elective abortion through the health plan. In […]