My husband is wanting to get a vasectomy. He is Anglican and I am a newly baptised Catholic. We already have four beautiful children, and while I would love more we simply can’t afford any more children. I am not using any contraceptives and we’ve already had several big arguments about this subject. I know sterilisation is a massive sin for Catholics but how does my Anglican husband getting one affect me?
The Church’s teaching on birth control related surgeries is based on natural law and therefore applies to all people, Catholic or non-Catholic. As long as you make your disagreement known and do not encourage the procedure you have no culpability in the matter. You may continue to engage in the marital act because you are doing nothing wrong.