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The Secret Desire for Barrenness

Barrenness was considered a curse for most of human history. Even after Christ, and the birth of his church, when fruitfulness transcended the fertile womb, it has been understood as a matter of pain, of something not as it should be. Yet today, barrenness is a condition that is often deliberately chosen, through the use of contraception.

Melinda Gates Is Wrong: Birth Control Isn’t Poverty Control

Even if the poor do achieve a momentary “lift” from the widespread use of artificial contraceptives, as Melinda Gates contends, it is a lift that will likely have no lasting impact. You don’t eliminate poverty by eliminating the poor.

Sexual Healing

Jennifer Roback Morse’s The Sexual State provides a comprehensive, well-documented analysis of the Sexual Revolution and outlines what seems to be a more livable and politically viable alternative.

Affirming and Celebrating Humanae Vitae

July 25 is the fiftieth anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical on the integrity of love and the appropriate means of family planning.

Women Are the Heralds of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Women seem to be unhappier now than in previous generations. They need to hear the truth about the contraceptive mentality, especially from other women.

What’s Changed Since Humanae Vitae?

Europe is contracepting itself into demographic oblivion. And that means that Paul VI has been thoroughly vindicated in his warnings, in Humanae Vitae, about the effects of a “contraceptive culture.”

Trump’s Disappointing Executive Order and Narrow View of Religious Liberty

The order does very little to address the most pressing challenges to religious freedom that have arisen in recent years and suggests the White House misunderstands the problem.

Feminists’ Post-Election Panic Over Birth Control Is Shallow And Manipulative

What matters most to feminist progressives is the need to help women keep their ‘uteruses as vacant as Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat.’

Beware of a Supreme Court ‘Solution’ for the Little Sisters

The Supreme Court would do great harm to religious liberty if imposed a “solution” in the Little Sisters case that produces the outcome the administration has been seeking all along.

EXCLUSIVE: Feds Paid Baby Organ-Harvesting Doc For Advice On ‘Healthy Baby’ Births

Leave it to the Obama administration to tap an abortionist–the infamous Dr. Deborah Nucatola–for ‘expert’ advice on ensuring that children are ‘born healthy.’ The real question is: how much are we, the American taxpayers, paying Dr. Nucatola for her ‘expert’ opinion?