Contraception and Religious Approaches

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  • Contraception
    • Vast majority of split Christian views
      • Most denominations do not accept it outside of marriage
    • Issues
      • China's lack of choice in forced contraception
      • Africa's population crisis and Roman Catholic views not doing anything about it
        • Furthermore the spread of AIDS in Africa due to unprotected sex or being born from parents with the disease
      • Furthermore the spread of AIDS in Africa due to unprotected sex or being born from parents with the disease
      • AIDS contracting and spreading wthin marriage and couples
      • Rape victim pregnancies
      • Unwanted pregnancies with people whom would simply not be able to cope
    • Roman catholic teaching goes back to the views of Augustine that marital intercourse was only justified for procreation
      • They do however accept natural family planning but seem consistent in rejecting contraception
    • As recently as 1997, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family said that contraception was an intrinsic evil
    • Protestant churches have steadily changed in their views of contraception and no longer consider it a sin

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