Contraception is popularly heralded as a great societal advancement while the Catholic Church’s stance against it has been viewed by many as at best counter cultural and at worst indicative of a Church whose time has past.

The truth is, however, that the mainstreaming of contraception may actually be one of the most calamitous events of the past century. While it’s been shown that the availability of contraception has led to increases in illegitimacy, abortion, broken families, and helped to create an epidemic of single motherhood there are other consequences as well. Contraceptives are responsible for an increase in HIV cases in Africa, destroying the environment, and bankrupting the worldwide economy.

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