Why is contraception immoral?


#1

I have been wondering why, if contraception works, it is a big deal?


#2

For starters:

Since, therefore, the conjugal act is destined primarily by nature for the begetting of children, those who in exercising it deliberately frustrate its natural power and purpose sin against nature and commit a deed which is shameful and intrinsically vicious.
–Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, no. 54

Paul VI explains how this is different from so-called “natural birth control” in Humanae Vitae, no. 11-12.


#3

Search the main Catholic Answers website - there is a good deal there I imagine and will be more developed then short Posts here.

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#4

You might also want to read this book, which details the adverse societal consequences of contraception.


#5

Define "it works’.

I mean you could say robbery “works” to get money. Abortion “works” to get rid of an unwanted baby. Euthanasia “works” when grandma is a burden.

The fact that something “works” isn’t the foundation of morality of the chosen action.

Our sexual faculties were made by God with a specific purpose, ordered a particular way. We are not free to disrespect God and his design. We are not free to disorder the marital embrace.


#6

Some contraception, like “the pill” is considered abortifacient. Also, it intereferes with God’s will. Further, it does not promote unity and procreation within the marital act.


#7

Why would the effectiveness of an act have a bearing on its goodness? Clearly - it does not.


#8

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