TITLE

A Catholic mother tells "WHY I BELIEVE IN BIRTH CONTROL"

AUTHOR(S)
Ruether, Rosemary
PUB. DATE
April 1964
SOURCE
Saturday Evening Post;4/4/1964, Vol. 237 Issue 13, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the author's experience as a married Roman Catholic and her church's policy on procreation. Focus on the doctrine of the Catholic Church related to birth control that seems to injure marriage; Declaration of the Church that declares that the only moral method of preventing conception is the so-called natural or rhythm method, in which the husband and wife abstain from sexual intercourse during the interval each month when the wife is fertile; Opinion of the author that to use sex in a way which prevents procreation is a violation of the nature of the act and is therefore intrinsically immoral.
ACCESSION #
18021415

 

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