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HHS Talking Point #9 – Hard Cases

This is a series of short talking points that we have provided to our volunteers as information they can use in speaking out in various ways against the ObamaCare mandate on contraception. Feel free to use, build on, or share.


I have a life-threatening reason to not get pregnant. Why in the world would the Church be against helping me and my husband with birth control? I guess they don’t really care if my life is threatened by an unplanned pregnancy.

When properly practiced, NFP works. There are women in situations similar to yours who continue to use NFP to prevent a pregnancy. In some cases, they also use a fertility monitor to help confirm their days of fertility and infertility. Some cycles may require more abstinence than usual, but when such sacrifices are made within the context of love, a couple’s overall intimacy is deepened and their relationship is strengthened.

Even in serious situations the Church does not approve of unnatural methods of birth control because they completely alter the meaning of the acts of marital love. The Church is about protecting and safeguarding sexual love, and cannot approve of contracepted intercourse which conveys a message that falls far short of the love God calls us to in marriage.