Responsible Parenthood of ‘Humanae Vitae’ Requires Virtue

“In Humanae Vitae, Saint Paul VI explained that couples who have “serious” and “well-grounded reasons” to avoid the conception of a new human life could morally limit the marital act the infertile times of the wife’s natural cycles (HV §16). How do we consider those reasons? Susanna Spencer suggests that we rely on the Cardinal Virtue of prudence.”

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