Hello, all. This is my first real post here, so no biting!
On the way home from work today, a non-Catholic friend of mine was debating with me about the immorality of birth control pills. One of the questions he raised was whether there was a difference in the chances a person takes while driving to work (intending to get there safely) verses the chances a person take by taking the pill (intending to avoid pregnancy).
Both have a risk of a unintentionally causing a death. Knowing that the chance is small for either scenario and not intending to cause a death in either scenario… Why is it not a grave sin to hit a slick spot on the road, swerve off the road, and kill some one on your drive to work? Why is it a grave sin to experience a failure of the conception prevention of the pill and abort a life?
Deep down, I feel that the pill isn’t the same, but I don’t know how to justify the contradicting scenarios above. Any answers?