Keep up, Cosmo

Earlier last week, Cosmopolitan posted an embarrassing article entitled, “15 Facts About the Rhythm Method of Contraception.” I had high hopes at first, given that Cosmo recently published a promising feature on fertility awareness-based methods (FAMB) and consulted some really valuable sources for the piece. Surely, after their interview with FACTS Executive Director Dr. Marguerite Duane,…

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Dr. Janet Smith to speak at Humanae Vitae Conference

Dr. Janet E. Smith, author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and the famous talk “Contraception: Why Not?”, will be presenting a keynote and a workshop at CCL’s conference from July 6-7. The conference, entitled “Families, become what you are!” will be a celebration of family life and the Church’s teachings outlined in the prophetic…

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Resolve to achieve your resolutions

It’s New Year’s resolution time! It’s one thing to set a goal, but it’s a totally different thing to actively accomplish it. If you’re looking to… Live sustainably Go green Jump-start a healthier lifestyle Save money Get a handle on reproductive health Achieve a pregnancy Postpone pregnancy Improve intimacy in your marriage …NFP can make…

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Don’t gobble up everything you hear

Oh, the joys of Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, everyone loves the food and almost everyone appreciates the quality time, but what family doesn’t find themselves in squabbles around the close quarters of the dining room table? It seems like family gatherings these past few years have grown increasingly tense, increasingly divided and increasingly political. While we…

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Why contraceptives aren’t essential for Americans’ health

Before you read, check out this article for context. Then read our version. It is 2020. The American Health Care Act has become law, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has eliminated contraception from its list of essential preventative services that must be covered by insurance without cost sharing. Let’s imagine a…

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5 NFP myths debunked

If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes on social media, you’ve probably gotten the sense that everyone’s an expert on everything, but no one seems to actually know what they’re talking about. As the Information Age makes mistakes easier and easier to spread, it’s all the more important that we take the time to dig…

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A call for modern-day warriors

From the Family Foundations archives **** OK, I admit it: Part of me thinks it would be fun to be Attila the Hun. I would pull on my helmet and leap upon my warhorse. As the battle horn sounded, I would brandish my javelin and howl, urging my fierce steed into the front of the attack. Let…

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Cracking contraception

  Just over a year ago, Cracked.com published a humorous video called “If Birth Control Commercials Were Honest.” Using wit and a fair amount of raw language, the clip deconstructs the ridiculous notion that contraception liberates women. Now a year later, the video is no less relevant and the question “Do women have any other…

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Asking all the wrong questions

Photo credit: Bayer via Associated Press Recently, the Washington Post released a heartbreaking article featuring an in-depth exploration of Bayer’s controversial, permanent contraceptive device Essure. It’s essentially a thin metal coil — about the length of a sewing needle — filled with fibers intended to stimulate the growth of scar tissue. When implanted in the…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate the birth of our country and the abiding importance of our inherent freedom as people with inalienable rights. As our own special CCL way of celebrating independence, we thought we’d share a few reactions of women who’ve enjoyed breaking free from the hormonal birth control pill and other forms…

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