CatholicPlanet.Net discussion group  

Go Back   CatholicPlanet.Net discussion group > Catholic Continuing Education > ProLife and Natural Family Planning
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 2nd April 2008, 02:46 PM
St. Thomas More St. Thomas More is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York State
Posts: 367
Default "The Pill" as Medicine

Ron:

The Birth Control Pill is sinful because contraception is intrinsically evil since it frustrates the procreative and unitive intents of sexual intercourse. If Woman A has cancer and needs her ovaries or uterus removed, she would be rendered infertile, but still be permitted to have intercourse. She would be permitted to cure herself of the cancer, despite the bad effect on her reproductive system.

Suppose Woman B has a cyst and a responsible NFP only physician prescribes the Pill to remove the cyst. The Pill would be temporary. Suppose that the woman can also pinpoint when ovulation may occur, through NFP methods or an ovulation test. Would it be permissible for her to have sexual relations when she's ruled out ovulation, so as to avoid an abortofacient effect? If not, how is this different than Woman A? In both cases, there is a legitimate medicinal use for the object which causes infertility. Since the pill is medicinal and causes infertility as a side-effect (not the intended purpose) is Woman B in any different circumstance (where she cannot have sexual intercourse) than Woman A, who can have sexual intercourse?
__________________
St. Thomas More
--"The King's Good Servant, but God's First"

Last edited by St. Thomas More : 2nd April 2008 at 02:48 PM. Reason: Rewording
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.