April 24, 2010

50th Anniversary of the Birth Control Pill

April 23, 2010 - This is not a time of celebration for us Catholics, but it is a time to mark.  I thought more Catholic newspapers would have covered this.

Isn't this pretty? I know one mother who told her teenage daughter's doctor to never put her in the contraception room again. She told the doctor that displaying the Pill to look like candy is completely inappropriate. You go girl.

1) Article - "There's no such thing as the Car or the Shoe or the Laundry Soap. But everyone knows the Pill, whose FDA approval 50 years ago rearranged the furniture of human relations in ways that we've argued about ever since."

2) Video - This is telling.

3) Book - Fatherless by Brian J. Gail
"The facts of using artifical birth control and its impact upon women is greatly documented."
"FATHERLESS is one of the best Catholic novels I have read in a long time. It focuses on the spiritual journey and personal purgation of Fr. John Sweeney--from being a 'good' but mediocre priest to becoming the priest that God wants him to be. Along the way, Brian Gail interweaves the stories of several families in Fr. John's parish and--by doing so--captures what has happened to the Catholic Church in America since the 1960's and Vatican II."
Click here for interview

4) Web Site - "The Pill far surpassed other contraceptive methods, except abstinence, in effectiveness. "  The Pill on PBS, emphasis mine

5) Article - Uncovering A String of Lies by Janet E. Smith

6) Display - Smithsonian Institution
image - http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1983712,00.html

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