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Is Abortifacient Contraception Moral for a Medical Purpose?

An Open Letter from Catholic Spouses to their Unborn Children Dear beloved children in the womb, Mommy and Daddy are writing you this letter to explain an important decision. Your Mommy was feeling bad, so she asked a very smart … Continue reading

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Abortifacient Contraception for a Medical Purpose

The writings of Catholic moral theologians on abortifacient contraception are often lack readily-available information on the medical aspects of this topic, including varying rates of break-through ovulation, health benefits and risks, and the percent risks of an abortifacient event. Some … Continue reading

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Abortifacient contraception for a Medical Purpose

Can a Catholic married couple morally use abortifacient contraception (the birth control pill) for a medical purpose, while remaining sexually active. No, certainly not. And when we apply the principle of double effect to the question of using abortifacient contraception … Continue reading

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Birth Control Pills for a Medical Purpose? The Catholic Answer

Is it moral for Catholic spouses to both (1) use abortifacient contraception for a medical purpose and (2) continue having marital relations? The correct Catholic answer: The spouses must refrain from sex while taking abortifacient contraception for a medical purpose. … Continue reading

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The Moral Object of Abortifacient Contraception for a Medical Purpose

The Moral Object Morality concerns the knowingly chosen acts of human persons. By exercising the gifts of reason and free will in any knowing choice, the human person acts, and such acts are subject to the eternal moral law. Every … Continue reading

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The “Birth Control for a Medical Purpose” Question

“Is it OK to use birth control to treat Menorrhagia?” This was the question asked by user “DenverCatholic” in the Ask an Apologist section of Catholic Answers discussion group. See the original question and answer here. The poster stated the … Continue reading

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Abortifacient Contraception for a Medical Purpose

This question is frequently asked in discussion groups: Can a woman take oral contraceptives, if they are prescribed by her doctor for a medical purpose? Everyone agrees that if the woman is not sexually active, then the contraceptive pill is … Continue reading

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Catholic hospital forbids contraception for a medical purpose to avoid grave consequences

A Catholic hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is prohibiting physicians from dispensing contraception or even advising patients to use contraception, regardless of the purpose or circumstances. CANCER doctors are on a collision course with a Catholic health organisation … Continue reading

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Can a Catholic married woman use the birth control pill for a medical purpose?

Some medical problems (e.g. painful periods) are said to be treatable by using the birth control pill (BCP) to regulate the woman’s hormones and periods. Perhaps this approach is overused in sinful secular society because contraception is so heavily promoted, … Continue reading

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Reply to the Usual Claims on Birth Control for Medical Reasons

Those who claim that the intrinsically evil acts of using abortifacient contraception while sexually active is moral for a medical reason usually make the same set of grave moral errors. A list of those errors, with the correct understanding, follow. … Continue reading

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Can I take birth control pills for a medical need?

Over at the Ask an Apologist section of Catholic Answers Forums, a poster asks: “Can I take birth control pills for a medical need?” She then says that she needs to be put on “retinol” for an “incurable autoimmune disorder”, … Continue reading

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Can Abortifacient Contraception be used for Medical Reasons?

This question is frequently asked in discussion groups: Can a woman take oral contraceptives, if they are prescribed by her doctor for a medical purpose? Everyone agrees that if the woman is not sexually active, then the contraceptive pill is … Continue reading

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