Posts tagged whyhumanaevitaeisstillright
Janet Smith

Rethinking Humanae  vitae Deborah Savage, Ph.D. ….. When Pope Blessed Paul VI promulgated his landmark encyclical Humanae vitae in July 1968, I was just getting ready to enter my junior year in high school. I knew nothing of the controversy that swirled around the document at the time. Though it seems unbelievable in light of our contemporary context, I was blissfully unaware that anything like contraception even existed, let alone that the birth control pill had only recently been invented, or that its use had even more recently been legalized. I was more or less a “normal” sixteen-year-old, at least what passed for it then—a diligent student and an athlete, looking forward to college.

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