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An Urgent Letter from the Future JPII

"As soon as Humanae Vitae appeared in 1968, Cardinal Karol Wojtyła of Krakow wrote a letter thanking Pope Paul VI for ...
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/ PRI Staff

Chaput: Rebuild Christian Society Without Divided Loyalties

It’s the natural law versus the sexual revolution, and Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia doesn’t mince any words about the ...
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/ PRI Staff

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Why We Teach Couples to Reject Contraception and Accept Natural Family Planning

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler in Texas applauds Dr. Smith, offers programs in his diocese for study of Humanae Vitae ...
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/ PRI Staff

God Chose You For This Moment in History

Humanae Vitae champion Janet Smith doesn’t deny the troubles plaguing the Church and the culture, but she perseveres: “We are ...
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/ PRI Staff

Happy Birthday Humanae Vitae!

Today we celebrate the fiftieth birthday of Humanae Vitae, the brave and beautiful encyclical of Blessed Paul VI promulgated on ...
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/ PRI Staff / Global News, Humanae Vitae

The Pill Kills … Again

Over the transom comes a note from my good friend, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, who tells me that we now know ...
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/ Steven W. Mosher / Contraceptive Issues, Health Costs

When Population Control Becomes Genocide

Northern Myanmar—the country we used to call Burma—is the site of a brutal and ongoing ethnic cleansing campaign. It is ...
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Ipas and UNFPA are Promoting Abortion in Rohingya Refugee Camps

The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group from north-western Myanmar, have long been considered among the world’s most persecuted minorities. In ...
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Many American Women Have Felt Pressured into Abortions, Study Finds

A significant number of American women who have had an abortion have felt subtle, or even substantial, unwanted pressure to ...
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Federal Judge Blocks Religious Accommodation to HHS Contraceptive Mandate

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has placed a nationwide temporary hold on the Trump Administration’s accommodations for persons with moral ...
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1. The birth of modern contraception.

Summary: Chapter 1 The Origins Of Modern Contraception: Three Terms And Three Attitudes This chapter considers the origin of three ...
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2. Early contraception and its rejection of abortion

Summary: Chapter 2 The first contraception and its incompatibility with abortion In this chapter we will show how, in the ...
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3. The medical profession and contraception: from contempt to acceptance

Summary: Chapter 3 The Medical Profession Before Contraception: From Rejection To Acceptance I. Introduction: Institutional Contempt For Contraception In general, and ...
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4. Catholic doctors and the AMA resolutions on contraception 

Summary: Chapter 4 Catholic Doctors and the Resolutions of the AMA on Contraception In this chapter we will study the ...
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5. Jurists approve abortive contraception

Summary: Chapter V Jurists approve abortive contraception I. The Model Penal Code of the American Institute of Law (ALI) The ...
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6. Changing words to change minds

Summary: Chapter 6 Changing words to change minds I. Introduction In the minds of its pioneers and in the opinion ...
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7. The Medico-Biological Aspect of the Papal Commission for the Study of the Problems of the Family, Population, and Birth Rate

Summary: Chapter VII The Medico-Biological Aspect of the Papal Commission for the Study of the Problems of the Family, Population, ...
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8.1 Protagonists in the Shadows: Edward C. Hughes

Summary: Chapter VIII (I) Protagonists in the shade (I): Edward C. Hughes y Raymond Holden I. Edward C. Hughes and ...
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8.2 Protagonists in the Shadows: Thomas Hayes and Alan S. Parkes

Summary: Chapter VIII (II) Protagonists in the shadows (II): Thomas Hayes and Alan S. Parkes I. Hayes and the "reproductive act" ...
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9.1 Scientific Research on Contraception: The “Abuse of Power” Ethos

Summary: Chapter IX.1 Scientific Research On Contraception: The “Abuse-of-Power” Ethos This chapter aims to review some ethical aspects of clinical ...
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9.2 Scientific Research on Contraception: The “Zoological” Ethos

Summary: Chapter IX.2 Scientific Research On Contraception: Zoological Ethos Modern contraceptive research was conceived from the beginning as female contraception ...
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