Forgive me if this is the wrong place to post this question but it seemed like the most appropriate area.
I have been debating this question with my roommate for the last few days and have made now progress on it so I thought it may be worth posting to see if someone can set me straight.
A few days ago, my roommate and I were having a discussion on contraception and we agreed that the main reason contraception was bad was that it prohibited life, hence it was not a pro-life action. As we understand it, it is the position of the Church that sexual acts must result in the possibility of fertility, hence why acts like oral sex may be appropriate for foreplay but not on their own. Is this right so far?
Now the question we discussed is how does Natural Family Planning fit into this. On a physical level, it seems it could make sense because you are not doing anything unnatural which could prevent procreation. However, what I struggle with is the intent. It seems to me that the intent of contraception and natural family planning is the same…to prevent life. I just don’t understand, therefore, how it could be permitted or under what circumstances it would be permitted. It sounds like doing a good act with the wrong intention.