Morals, Faith and Birth Control Analytical Essay by Beatrice

Morals, Faith and Birth Control
This paper explores the moral and ethical issue of several permanent methods of birth control, the challenges of the feminist perspective and human dignity within the teachings of the Catholic Church.
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The paper shows that in the matter of faith and morals the Catholic church has a right to teach. However, no moral issue can be seen without reference to the values and conscience of the individual. It discusses how feminists emphasize the need for balance in considering the dignity and worth of the woman and the official teachings of the Catholic Church. This paper looks at the morality of sterilization today and examines some history of approaches to the biological fecundity of women and the attitudes of society and the Catholic church.

From the Paper:

"While there is not a plethora of material available on church teaching on vasectomies and laparoscopic sterilizations, there are numerous guidelines on related matters such as the sexual relationship in marriage and the issue of contraception. These in themselves are closely related to the question of sterilization within marriage. The points of contention center on the very heart of Christian Morality and conscience today and are as contentious as usury was to the church of the Middle Ages. Just as the latter issue reflected the changing society of that time, it is hypothesized that sterilization undertaken by married couples at the completion of their family is a reflection of society of the 1990s, and poses some searching questions on morality for today's church."

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