VIDEO: Contraception and the False Promise of Women’s Advancement

October 30, 2018 | Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Mary Rice Hasson with Catholic Women’s Forum speaks on the false narrative that contraception and liberation are the key to women’s advancement and progress the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Humanae Vitae: The prophetic voice of Saint Paul VI 50 years later. “Women are not going to be independent… unless it’s facilitated by contraception” is one of the biggest false promises for women today.

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