Category Archives: abortion

Over 100 Million Abortions Occur Worldwide Each Year

China Alone A 2014 study published in Reproductive Health Matters found that, of women in China age 20 to 49, from the year 1970 to 2010, the lowest yearly rate of abortion was 18.0% in 2001.[1] According to United Nations … Continue reading

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The Georgia HeartBeat Abortion Law: Knowledge of Pregnancy

One of the complaints about the Georgia HeartBeat Abortion Law, which bans abortion from the time that a doctor can detect a heartbeat, is that it begins supposedly “before most women know they are pregnant”, at what the media is … Continue reading


Is the IUD an abortifacient?

Here are the answers from the top 5 search results at on 2018-08-09: 1. What an abortifacient is — and what it isn’t (National Catholic Reporter) Feb 20, 2012 by Jamie Manson “The reality is that there is … Continue reading

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Is Ireland Still Catholic After The Vote?

The Washington Post reports that Ireland has voted to repeal the constitutional amendment making most abortions illegal. Life of the mother abortions have been legal since 2013. And travel to other nations for abortion is also legally permissible. But the … Continue reading

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Germain Grisez justifies many direct abortions

In his book, ‘The Way of the Lord Jesus’, Roman Catholic moral theologian Germain Grisez openly rejects magisterial teaching against direct abortion to save the life of the mother. And he approves of partial birth abortions. Grisez claims that it … 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


Sinful Secular Society has influenced Catholic Moral Theology

A couple of recent Gallup polls show that Catholics in the U.S. have largely lost their moral compass. Newsweek reports that 55% of non-Catholic Christians support legalized same-sex marriage. What about Catholics? It’s 65% for Catholics. We have the teaching … 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 Principle of Double Effect and Intrinsically Evil Acts

The Principle of Double Effect (PDE) has been badly misunderstood by most teachers of Catholic ethics, and it is often misrepresented. The main problem is that you cannot understand the principle of double effect, unless you first understand the three … Continue reading


Are IUDs abortifacients or contraceptives?

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Question Do inter-uterine devices (IUDs) work by preventing conception or by killing a conceived prenatal? I sought an answer by searching articles from medical journals at I found a study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology … Continue reading

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Three types of Pseudo-Dogma plague the Church

The infallible teachings of the Roman Catholic Magisterium are termed “formal dogma”. These dogmas are inerrant. They contain important truths on matters of faith, morals, and salvation. They are required beliefs to which the faithful must give the full assent … Continue reading

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Mark Latkovic on Contraception and Life

Over at Crisis Magazine, Mark S. Latkovic argues against the use of abortifacient contraception in cases involving the Zika virus: More Reasons Why the Pill Can’t Be Used Against the Zika Virus. His main point, of course, is that contraception … Continue reading

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Janet Smith’s clever exceptions to intrinsically evil acts

In her latest article on contraception, Pope Francis and contraception: A response to Christopher Kaczor, Catholic theologian Janet E. Smith continues to spread false doctrine among the faithful on contraception. In my previous post (Janet Smith’s grave errors on Contraception … Continue reading


Free book on abortion and contraception

I’ve made the Kindle version of my book Roman Catholic Teaching on Abortion and Contraception free for 5 days, March 3 through March 7. Please take advantage of this opportunity to deepen your understanding of magisterial teaching on this important … Continue reading


Janet Smith’s grave errors on Contraception and Sterilization

In a new article, Did Paul VI approve of Congo nuns using the Pill? Does it matter if he didn’t?, Catholic theologian Janet E. Smith continues to assert certain grave errors on contraception and abortion. See my previous post: Janet … Continue reading


Questions and Answers on Contraception and Abortion

* When does human life begin? At the moment of conception (i.e. fertilization), a new human life begins. The human person, from conception, is comprised of a body, which begins as a single cell, and a soul, which is directly … Continue reading


Catholics who Approve of Abortion in Cases of Rape

Sinful secular society often begins their push for “abortion rights” by citing cases of rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother. But once they have a foothold in law and culture, having convinced people that abortion is … Continue reading

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Janet E. Smith’s grave errors on Abortifacient Contraception

In a recent article, Catholic theologian Janet E. Smith correctly asserts: “The Church has never taught that if the harms are serious enough, it is permissible to use contraception.” True. The Magisterium teaches that grave harm in the circumstances can … Continue reading

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Eventually, faithful Catholics will be driven out of the Health Care System

A faithful Catholic physician cannot prescribe abortifacient contraception, nor refer patients for abortions. He or she cannot morally prescribe ED (erectile dysfunction) drugs for recreational purposes, which seems to be their main usage today. He cannot perform, nor refer patients … Continue reading


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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