The Pope And Procreation Rights

The Pope, head of the Catholic Church, forbids the use of condoms, birth control pills and the morning after pill based on a theological view that people by nature and God’s design are meant to procreate, and that nothing should stand in the way of that procreation, except abstinence. “Be fruitful and multiply”. But do it by all natural means.

In other words, there should be no interference in the process.

Firstly, neither the Pope nor the Catholic Church owns an individual’s body, man or woman. Neither does a religious view own anyone.

Secondly, if the process of procreation cannot be interfered with, meaning it has to be natural, then it would logically follow that Catholic men be prohibited from using Viagra, a sexual stimulant in pill form that encourages procreation, that otherwise may not occur.

You can’t have it both ways. If you can’t block conception using pharmaceuticals or condoms, because it’s not natural, then you can’t facilitate conception by using pharmaceuticals, since in the later case, it isn’t natural either. Further, the Pope would have to outlaw fertilization of eggs outside of the womb for women who can’t get pregnant the natural way.

“Be fruitful and multiply” really means ‘there’s strength in numbers’. Any organization that wants to be powerful knows this. So get down from your high horse and address the issues of the day. There’s a huge AIDS epidemic in Africa, and you’re contributing to the suffering by refusing to give out condoms to African men and women who benefit from your charities. That’s prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. You fit all Five Fatal Flaws on this “Be fruitful and multiply” premise.

Fix it.