Today we celebrate the gift of mothers and implicitly their cooperation with the Most Blessed Trinity to bring the fruit of living love into the world. While it is true that every child is not conceived in love and many unfortunately grow up in families that are not the loving environments they were designed to be, “It was not so in the beginning” (Matthew 19:8).
The Washington Post in an extraordinary display of amorality, published an article entitled, The Pill: Making motherhood better for 50 years which has to be one of the greatest abominations against motherhood and the sanctity of life in years. Opening paragraph? Check this out:
Forget the single girl and the sexual revolution. The pill was not anti‐mother; it was for mothers. And it changed motherhood more than it changed anything else. Its great accomplishment was not in preventing motherhood, but in making it better by allowing women to have children on their own terms.
The article continues by portraying Margaret Sanger as the champion of humanity and women. It seemed to forget that Margaret Sanger was a racial bigot and eugenicist. The author, Elaine Tyler May, failed to mention that all the research demonstrates a direct correlation between the Pill and divorce. While mentioning Humane Vita she forgets to mention that Pope Paul VI predicted an increase in adultery, divorce, and the exploitation of women.
Having children on their own terms. Seems to me that our Lord said in best in Romans 14:7-8,
None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
Riddle me this? How is it possible that the pill could be such a liberator and at the same time unleash the greatest destruction upon the family and thus society ever known to man? How can the Pill and her children (all derivative forms of contraceptives) be so good when it allows couples to give themselves completely to each other in a lie? How is it that when male contraceptives were create and in the test study one man died they rejected the drug as unsafe but when the female contraceptive was created and 10 women died they approved it and marketed to the general public?
The Pill has actually enslaved women more than they could have possibly imagines. The only hope for women is the grace of Christ renewing His people through the Holy Spirit. Pope John II’s gift of the Theology of the Body is the Father’s gift to us to proclaim the truth to the world. We must engage the world and tell them the truth in love – with logical and culturally-relevant arguments. Let us study hard and pray harder.
I suggest we write to the Washington Post editors and let mothers know that they have been viciously violated by society and the medical community. Some articles worth reading as a response: