Dear Mr. Smith,
Thank you for your thoughtful note. We do not agree that contraception is the “root cause of abortion.” Tens of millions of Christians, many of them Catholic, practice some form of contraception but are profoundly opposed to abortion. I can find no scriptural support for the proposition that natural family planning, for instance, is sin — and I see no evidence that a disinclination to create life necessarily leads to an inclination to destroy it. I know that the supposed connection between contraception and abortion has become an article of faith in some circles but I see no evidence which compels that conclusion. If we can’t even outlaw abortion in the 9th month of pregnancy, I think we are tilting at windmills trying to ban diaphragms.
We do, however, oppose birth control methods which are abortifacient in nature. That would include hormonal agents which render the lining of the uterus hostile to the implantation of embryonic life. Our website warns against the use of these gents.
All the best,
The Center For Bio-Ethical Reform
PO Box 219
Lake Forest, CA 92609
From: John Smith
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:36 PM
To: Gregg Cunningham; mail
Subject: Hi…….re: question about CBR
Hi my name is John Smith. First of all, after viewing your website and the great work you do on behalf of the unborn across the country on college campuses exposing the evil of abortion ….I wanted to commend you all and I want to encourage you to keep up the fight exposing the TRUTH. I had question though in regards to whether CBR as a whole has linked the reality of contraception and abortion. I know there are a ton of people doing great work in the pro-life movement, but I find very few want to point out the 800 lb guerilla in the movement which at its ROOT is contraception and the “contraceptive mentality” of our ever increasing secular culture we live in, especially in the western world. I come from a Catholic Christian background and I know there are millions of Catholics that down right don’t know, don’t care, reject, or are plain just indifferent to the Catholic Church’s teaching that contraception is intrinsically evil. I know there are many non- Catholic Christians waking up to the reality that the Catholic Church was right in its opposition to the “Pill” and other forms of contraception layed down in Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae and also in earlier documents the Church produced in earlier decades before the 1960ties. Please get back to me when you get a chance and let me know CBR’s outlook on this issue.