February 17, 2012 12:00 am
In this ground-breaking presentation by moral theologian Janet E. Smith, Dr. Smith reveals the devastating effects of The Pill on modern society. Touted as a magic potion leading to greater freedom for men and women, stronger marriages, and fewer teenage pregnancies’, contraception has instead been a social disaster. Since the introduction of The Pill in the 1950s, divorces have skyrocketed, more than 40% of children are born out of wedlock, and babies are seen more as a burden than a blessing. In this provocative presentation, Dr. Smith uses updated statistics, decades of research, keen intellect and her sharp wit to exposes the crippling effect that our contraceptive culture has had on our relationships, our families, and our physical and mental health. She proposes that the Church’s teaching on sexuality and natural family planning is the antidote to our culture’s depravity.