Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Protestant couple rethinks contraception

Sam Torode, Bethany Torode, and J. Budziszewski have authored a book, Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception (Eerdmans, 2002), which, according to Publishers Weekly, "packs some serious punches":
"Authors Sam and Bethany Torode argue that all married Christians, not just Roman Catholics, need to seriously examine the widespread usage of contraception, which they feel is against God's plan for creation. (Pregnancy is not a disease, they assert. Why vaccinate against it?) While supporting Natural Family Planning, which they define as informed abstinence, they also make a particularly uncompromising case for stay-at-home moms, which will probably irritate many readers. More controversially, they argue that a culture that worships sex without procreation will sacrifice its children through abortion, claiming that America's increasing permissiveness about legalizing contraception in the 1960s led inexorably to Roe v. Wade in the 1970s."


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