Family planning, Christian perspective
The issue of birth control has been a constant source of dissent between the Catholic Church and the secular world for much of history. However, the past year has seen an even more divisive conflict erupt over family planning in the United States, since the Affordable Care Act mandates that employers supply insurance coverage for birth control (Reuters, 2013). By contrast, China’s government continues to dictate how many children each family can have. The current political and social climate of the world has seriously called into question what should be proper family planning. For the Christian, this is extremely important, as the family unit is emphasized in Scripture. In this paper, I will argue that a Christian view of family planning sees children as gifts, not as unfortunate by-products of sex, and is needed to serve God well in one’s duty to his family.
"To Conceive or Not Conceive: A Christian Perspective on Family Planning,"
CedarEthics: A Journal of Critical Thinking in Bioethics: Vol. 13
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/cedarethics/vol13/iss1/1
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
DigitalCommons@Cedarville provides a publication platform for fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the Internet to all users immediately upon publication. However, the opinions and sentiments expressed by the authors of articles published in our journals do not necessarily indicate the endorsement or reflect the views of DigitalCommons@Cedarville, the Centennial Library, or Cedarville University and its employees. The authors are solely responsible for the content of their work. Please address questions to email@example.com.