Catholic Religion Against Birth Control
The Catholic Church has had a ban on birth control from the earliest days of the
Bible. The catholics believe that birth control is absolutely wrong, and a grave sin. Birth
control has been around at least since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans .
During these days birth control came in the form of animal skin condoms and various
poisons to be used as spermicides ("Catholic Church Birth Control."). Catholic believers
were told to receive every new born life as a gift from God.
The first ever mentioning on banning birth control is in the book of Genesis
38:8-10. The next mention on birth control being wrong is located in the book of
Deuteronomy 23:1 ("Catholic Church Birth Control."). Catholic families were told then to
actively seek in having as many children as they possibly can. The more children that
Catholic families have, the more Catholics there are to spread that way of life and to pay
the church's tithes.
The barrier methods of birth control, such as the condom, the cervical cap, the
birth control pill and Depo Provera are thought to interfere with the act of conception
("Epigee HOME."). Preventing the egg from being fertilized by a sperm may hinder a
womans pregnancy and stop the beginning of the pregnancy stage. Purposely stopping
the joining of an egg and sperm is thought to be a sin, therefore these forms of birth
control are not accepted.
Since then Catholic leaders have become very furious about the Obama
healthcare law which is forcing Catholic schools, hospitals, and charities to buy birth
control pills, abortion-producing drugs, and sterilization coverage for their employees
(Obama vs. Catholics: The War on Religious Freedom.") Barack Obama and Kathleen
Sebelius think that the church is wrong, and that it should grant women access to
contraception (avoid pregnancy) despite their moral opposition. The...
Cited: "Catholic Church Birth Control." Lisa Shea. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. .
"Epigee HOME." Epigee.org. Web. 18 Apr. 2012. .
"Obama vs. Catholics: The War on Religious Freedom." Townhall.com. Web. 18 Apr. 2012.
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