Indeed! Where to even begin?
Maxirad, I wouldn’t hold out hope for having a meaningful dialogue on these issues with this person over email. But for your own edification…
First, the Church is not “run by men.” The Church has been entrusted with the deposit of faith from Jesus and passed down through the apostles and their successors our bishops.
As such, the pope and the bishops in union with him do not sit in Rome making up arbitrary rules for us to follow just because they feel like it. They hand on what they have first received.
Second, contraception is not a “women only” issue. The procreation of the species involves both men and women. So does its inhibition.
Third, the Church’s laying out the moral laws is not the Church “telling us what to do” any more that Newton describing the law of gravity is what keeps us tethered to the earth. The Church is simply describing the way things are.
Fourth, contraception does not prevent abortion. Some contraception has abortifacient componenets. In others words, chemically aborting a baby is one of the ways it “works” to “prevent pregnancy.”
Further, there is every indication that an increase in access to contraception leads to an increase in abortion. This is because contraception encourages a mindset of sex without consequences. So when the contraception doesn’t work, abortion becomes “Plan B”.
This is just to scratch the surface of everything wrong that’s packed into those few sentences. Much more could be said, but that’s the highlight reel.