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Old 20th June 2014, 07:47 PM
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Default Contraception = intrinsically evil

Hi Ron and all,

The following is a case where a Bishop authorized a group of nuns to use a contraceptive means in order to avoid pregnancy when in danger of being raped.

The source is in Spanish, but using google translate it says the following:

The Chairman of the Subcommittee on Family and Life of the Episcopal Conference, Juan Antonio Reig, acknowledged that the local Church authorizes the use of contraceptive pills to missionary nuns at risk of rape in war-torn countries. This is the first time a member of the Catholic hierarchy openly admits that practice.

So what this Bishop (and some other persons involved) have said is that "The Church permits the use of contraceptive instruments to women, as self defense, in case of a great danger of being raped".

However, contraception is intrinsically evil, therefore, the intention and the circumstances cannot make this act to become good.

In dire circumstances like these, it'll remains a sin, contraception will not become good.

If it would be true, then it would be ok for the drug and contraceptive companies to make this kind of products and sell it for women to buy it "in case of rape" situations. But for self-defense, hit the aggressor in the head and run away, and that will be moral. If that cannot be the case, then the sin will be on the aggressor, not on the woman. If the woman does not want the child, she can give the innocent person to charitable institutions that can take care of him/her.

There is a great example of St. Maria Goretti who gave up her life instead of consenting sin.
John 3:27; John 15:5; Matthew 19:26
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