Contraception, according to Microsoft Encarta dictionaries is the “prevention of pregnancy using artificial methods such as condoms and birth-control pills or natural methods such as avoiding sex during the woman's known fertile periods.” It can also be defined as “a regimen of one or more actions, devices, sexual practices, or medications followed in order to deliberately prevent or reduce the likelihood of pregnancy or childbirth”. In 1914, Margaret Sanger, an American reformer, launched “The Woman Rebel” with the slogan “No Gods and No Masters”. It is an eight page monthly newsletter that promotes contraception. The development of birth control is being condemned by the Roman Catholic Church, saying that every sexual act must remain open to life. As a matter of fact, Saint Augustine condemned any attempt to avoid procreation in his “Marriage and Concupiscence”. He claims that procreation was the rational aim of marriage. (Galvin, Rachel. Margaret Sanger's "Deeds of Terrible Virtue" Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, September/October 1998, Volume 19/Number 5)
In our opinion, birth control using artificial contraception should be supported. Unlike others, we believe that it is not a form of murder or an act of killing. Rather, it is merely a way of avoiding unwanted pregnancy. This is especially true for couples who are unwilling and/or unable to support a child. We feel that it is better to prevent unwanted pregnancy than have the child and the parents suffer the consequences later on. Moreover, our country is already suffering from... [continues]
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