The Bomb And The Pill: Snuffing Out Life In The Name Of Security

Brett Robinson
catholicphilly.com
2018-12-01

Of the many technologies that have changed the course of culture, contraception may be the most pernicious.

In his landmark encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” St. Paul VI foresaw that the rise of artificial birth control methods would also lead to more marital infidelity, the lowering of moral standards and the objectification of persons. One does not need to look far to see that these bitter fruits have taken deep root in the culture.

Alongside the birth control technologies themselves is the contraceptive mentality that they foster. What is a contraceptive mentality? The idea that we can be free without taking risks.

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