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Does the RCC view 'prevention of ovulation' in the same light as 'abortion'?

"Morning-after pills" prevent conception if it hasn't occurred already or prevent implantation into the uterine wall if conception has occurred. In the latter case, they're abortifacient, ...
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According to Catholicism, would it be wrong for a husband to intentionally eat in such a way as to decrease fertility?

St. Alphonsus of Liguori, Theologia Moralis lib. 6, 942, p. 690: A husband or wife rendering himself or herself impotent, even by licit means (e.g., fasts, etc.), sins gravely. If one cannot ...
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In Roman Catholicism, does an individual's history of miscarriage lead to different or more specific guidance on pregnancy prevention?

There are two ways of preventing miscarriages (spontaneous abortions): Not conceiving at all by abstaining from sexual intercourse (allowed) by contracepting (forbidden) Treating the underlying ...
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Does Eastern Orthodoxy approve the use of contraception?

According to the Orthodox Church In America contraception is only permitted when danger or hardship would come to the family as a result of birth of a child as seen here on their website The ...
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Do Mormons allow contraception, what forms do they allow, and what are their arguments for it?

Church policies on such day-to-day issues are typically found in a policy manual called the General Handbook. A quick search of the General Handbook turns up section 38.6.4: Birth Control Physical ...
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Does the RCC view 'prevention of ovulation' in the same light as 'abortion'?

Mr Rees-Mogg is expressing what would be the popularly viewed position of the RCC. Are they viewed "in the same light"? Morally, they are both viewed as "gravely disordered". ...
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If the Catholic Church teaches "babies and bonding", is having sex at an old age a sin?

No it is not necessarily a sin. Babies and Bonding is a euphamism for the procreative and unitive nature of the conjugal act. St. Pope John Paul II devotes a large portion of his famous work "...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow contraception, what forms do they allow, and what are their arguments for it?

Jehovah's Witnesses allow birth control. Their only stipulation is that it be "non-abortive," presumably meaning not a form that involves destroying an embryo. From their web site: Married ...
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What is the biblical basis against contraception?

Genesis 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply Genesis 8:17 Be fruitful and multiply on the ...
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Does the Catholic Church allow the use of birth control to save the woman's life?

It would probably a just reason to use NFP but contraception would not be permitted 2363 The spouses' union achieves the twofold end of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves and the ...
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Does the Catholic Church allow the use of birth control to save the woman's life?

The Purpose of the medication cannot be to prevent life, but to heal or prevent further illness. An example might be Chemotherapy, that weakens the body or some kind of hormone treatment (of which I ...
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Mt. 18:5 or 19:14 to argue against contraception?

Although not a theologian, Mother Teresa of Calcutta in her speech to the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC, February 3, 1994 (video @19:30) makes the connection: I never give a child to a ...
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Why should contraceptives not be cheap and widely available?

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing ...
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Do Mormons allow contraception, what forms do they allow, and what are their arguments for it?

The Family: A Proclamation to the World states: The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment ...
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Does the RCC view 'prevention of ovulation' in the same light as 'abortion'?

There are a handful of cases where it is ethically permissible to administer Plan-B contraceptives The woman is not already pregnant from prior, freely-chosen sexual activity. The woman has been ...
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What is the biblical basis against contraception?

The best Scriptural evidence against contraception is Genesis 38 8 Juda, therefore, said to Onan his son: Go in to thy brother's wife and marry her, that thou mayst raise seed to thy brother. 9 He ...
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What is the eugenic "indication" in Casti Connubii?

Arthur Vermeersch, S.J., might have been that encyclical's ghostwriter. He describes the "eugenic indication" in his catechism on that encyclical, What is Marriage? p. 47: What are some of ...
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