Theissue is complex, and arguments come from many different perspectives withdifferent objectives. One perspective on the issue is that using contraceptionis unnatural and doesn’t work for everyone, most importantly that it goesagainst the wishes of god. In a blog on desiring god, it is stated that- ‘Genesis1- says to fill the earth and be a blessing’. These teachings have shapedpeople’s way of living for thousands of years. So, in 1960 when the first birthcontrol pill was administrated by the US Food and Drug Administration, it was acontroversial invention, the question is, why is it still an issue? The Romancatholic religion has never been accepting off issues regarding birth control. Humanae vitae is an encyclical written by PopePaul VI and dated 25 July 1968(4).
In the text it states the catholic stance onbirth control and abortion. It declares: ‘We are obliged once more to declarethat the direct interruption of the generative process already begun and, aboveall, all direct abortion, even for therapeutic reasons, are to be absolutelyexcluded as lawful means of regulating the number of children. Equally to becondemned, as the magisterium of the Church has affirmed on many occasions, isdirect sterilization, whether of the man or of the woman, whether permanent ortemporary. Similarly excluded is any action which either before, at the momentof, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to preventprocreation—whether as an end or as a means..The church argued that artificialbirth control devalued sex purpose and diminished responsibility.
John Paul II’s 1995 Evangelium Vitae ruledagainst abortion and contraception as slayers of potential children whom Godintended to create. In recent years the Vatican has shifted its opinion by notonly arguing that artificial controls are morally wrong but also that condomsare ineffective in preventing infection