Category Archives: abortion

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Pro-life Catholics who are also Abortionists

Usually, the term “abortionist” refers to persons who physically carry-out a surgical abortion. But should we not also use the term for persons who carry-out an abortion by means of a pill? If a person invents, manufactures, distributes, or convinces … 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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Catholics who convince others to use Abortifacient Contraception

I just had a really sad experience at a Catholic discussion group. I watched a group of Catholics convince a Catholic woman to use abortifacient contraception, and to not worry about the deaths of her own children caused by that … Continue reading

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Contra Ed Peters on Excommunication for Abortion

The news media falsely claim that Pope Francis now permits priests to forgive the sin of abortion. My understanding is that priests could and still can forgive the sin of abortion, and many priests have long been authorized to lift … Continue reading

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