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Instead of being a "reasonable" Catholic, you should be a staunch Catholic, following Church teaching and rejecting birth control.

Our Catholic brothers and sisters pointed out that birth control is the cause of unwanted pregnancy, and I say they're right. Birth control led to a lax moral attitude, giving way to unrestrained sexual activity, which means more chances of children born out of wedlock. Therefore, it would seem the Church's position is the correct one.

God bless.

Danny H, Yahoo! Answers 25 Comments [6/22/2008 1:40:49 AM]
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funky fresh salad

ABSTINENCE-ONLY EDUCATION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!

6/22/2008 1:56:55 AM

Illuminatalie

Birth control leads to kids being born out of wedlock, as proved by the Catholic Church. Next, how condoms increase the risk of HIV.

6/22/2008 1:57:34 AM



People are going to have sex anyway. Birth control reduces unwanted pregnancy, even after accounting for those induced by promiscuity.

6/22/2008 1:58:56 AM

Old Viking

Birth control causes unwanted pregnancy. That makes me nostalgic. It's the Catholicism I knew as a youth. Why, oh why, did I ever leave?

6/22/2008 2:05:09 AM

agentCDE

How the hell does unrestrained sex lead to kids if YOU'RE UNRESTRAINED BECAUSE YOU'RE USING CONTRACEPTION!?

6/22/2008 2:13:37 AM

Allegory for Jesus

"Birth control led to a lax moral attitude, giving way to unrestrained sexual activity, which means more chances of children born out of wedlock."

Pregnancies, including unwanted ones, are most common among the strongly religious anyway. You may have had a point if didn't use the word "moral", did not assume that this could be the only thing that could lead to increased birth rates, and if your assumptions weren't counterfactual.

6/22/2008 2:22:04 AM

TheNerd

"birth control is the cause of unwanted pregnancy"

*looks at BC pill pack*

Shit! You mean all this time I've been doing it wrong?

6/22/2008 2:28:17 AM

Morrigan

I thought that pregnated teens went to nun convents to have their unwanted childs in the 50's....

oh wait, history is of no importance for your stupidity right?

6/22/2008 2:29:07 AM

Bryan65

And if all of us were Catholic, it would be relevant.

6/22/2008 2:30:58 AM

szena

So the teen pregnancy rate went way down in the sixties because birth control was LESS available?

6/22/2008 2:33:54 AM

approximate

Birth control is the cause of unwanted pregnancy? Next you'll be telling me that I can get VD from a toilet seat.

Glad I quit that retarded religion.

6/22/2008 2:48:56 AM

Pyroclasm

You seem to miss the part where birth control stops pregnancy.

Please try again next time.

6/22/2008 3:28:54 AM

Osiris

Yeah but if you're on birth control you don't get pregant. That's the whole point.

Now telling kids that birth control and condoms are evil because the Bible says so and then expecting them to never get pregant is wishful thinking at best and downright stick your heads in sand at worst.

6/22/2008 3:49:55 AM

Mike

How can birth control make unwanted pregancies when it prevents implantation?

6/22/2008 3:50:28 AM

Beeblebrox

Our Catholic brothers and sisters pointed out that birth control is the cause of unwanted pregnancy, and I say they're right.

Condoms are 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancy and in protecting against sexually transmitted diseases. Feminine birth control (the pill, IUD, the patch, spermicidal foam, etc.) are 99.6% effective against unwanted pregnancies. Let's not kid ourselves here: the failure to use birth control leads to unwanted pregnancies.

There's a name for Catholics who use the rhythm method or the traditional "pull out" method. They're called "parents".

God bless.

F*** yourself.

6/22/2008 4:09:27 AM

Moon Wolfhowl

"Our Catholic brothers and sisters pointed out that birth control is the cause of unwanted pregnancy"

No, wait.

Strike that. Reverse it.

6/22/2008 4:55:09 AM

Jud

Right. Because, clearly, women are nothing more than broodmares and should give up on their dreams for themselves and for their children. How blasphemous, the idea a woman ought have the ability to provide (financially, emotionally and physically) for a new child when she has one. She should just keep going like a dog or a rabbit.


Keep in mind, you fucking idiot, infant mortality, historically, was much higher than it is now. Having 10 kids was a way of "breaking even" since you'd lose 8 or so by the age of 5. It's a little different now, since we expect children to survive.

6/22/2008 5:50:53 AM

werewolf

I think you should review your main point. I don't think it means what you think it means.

Consider this: how can birth control cause unwanted pregnancy when it was designed to prevent unwanted pregnancy? Think! It's what your brains are for.

6/22/2008 6:32:15 AM

aaa

Your method doesn't work.

6/22/2008 6:37:49 AM

Kampar

Because of course there were no unwanted pregnancies before birth control was invented ...

6/22/2008 9:45:34 AM

IanC

@ Illuminatalie -
"Next, how condoms increase the risk of HIV."

Don't some parts of the Catholic Church actually suggest that?

6/22/2008 9:47:59 AM

Mister Spak

You're claiming preventing pregnancy causes pregnancy. Therefore, it would seem the Church's position is the insane one.

6/22/2008 1:12:22 PM

Antichrist

My uncle was either a miracle 5 month premature baby that was fully formed, or my Grandparents had a rushed marriage. This was in a rural area in 1912.

Guess which one I'm betting on.

6/22/2008 9:09:28 PM

tmr

Birth control prevents pregnancy by its very definition. Improper use of it, or failure to use it at all, is what results in pregnancy.

Being backwards does excuse you.

6/22/2008 9:51:33 PM

Enna

The backwardsness of this is astonishing.

7/31/2008 6:24:50 PM
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