Essay on Controversy Control And Contraception

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Controversy and contraceptives has been recorded together in some of the earliest writings of man. In Genesis, it was written that when a man spilled his seed on the ground, the Lord was upset and killed the man. “And it came to pass, when he went into his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also (Genesis 38:9-10).” Many have used this scripture as their reason to be against birth control, but throughout time there have been particular groups of people and parties that have also taken up the issue of birth control and have used it as a way to divide people. Two groups in particular have very opposing views on …show more content…
Although Dr. Rock views on the use of birth control had little to do with women’s rights; he believed that unwanted pregnancy kept families in poverty and also caused extreme stress for some women. Dr. Rock would constantly go to the Vatican to gain approval from the Catholic Church, for its followers to use contraceptive and especially the new form of the “pill”. In 1968 Pope Paul VI reaffirmed that the use of contraceptives are a mortal sin. The Humane Vitae declared that the pill “opened up a wide and easy road… toward conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality. Dr. Rock did not agree with the Pope’s decision, and as a result, Dr. Rock removed himself from the Church. Many Catholic conservatives today support the Pope declaration of 1968; therefore they are against all contraceptives. Focus on the Family has a different view about what is an acceptable form of birth control. In their position statement they believe it is a sin to use any type of birth control that “acts after fertilization and terminates a conceived human life by preventing its implantation in the womb. For example the IUD, Norplant, and pills that only contain the hormone progesterone. (Family 2010)”. In general, contemporary conservatives are against some type of contraceptive. Contemporary conservatives suggest that contraceptives are against God and the use of contraceptives causes sexual immorality; this view is archaic. In the 1870’s contraceptives were

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