Contraceptives and Abortion Research Paper

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Contraceptives and Abortion

Research Paper


Tredfor: The Call

of the

Kingdom of God


Christian Responses


Submitted to:

Fr. Maxell Lowell C. Aranilla

Submitted by:

Monzones, Miguel

March 1, 2012

I. Introduction



    Nowadays the taboos various cultures have had in the past are now easily being spoken of. We live in an era where information is just a click away, and anything forbidden or unspoken can be readily searched in the Internet. Chastity was, in our culture, one of the most important virtues, but it now seems like an impossible dream, something striving to be alive. The modernization of society has been the subject of numerous conflicting stands regarding controversial issues like pre-marital sex, the use of contraception, and eventually, abortion. The world has become more liberal than before, and this mentality threatens the very foundations and teachings of the Catholic Church. The Philippines is pre-dominantly Roman Catholic, as a result of the colonization of the Spaniards, thus Filipinos have been brought up with Catholic tradition, yet the ever changing society has challenged these same teachings.

As numbers of families increase, so do the rate of women who commit abortion. Most of them come from the lower classes and are forced to commit such act, due to the fact that they can no longer sustain more children. With living expenses going up, and the Philippine economy going down, there are many who choose the painful way of abortion. It has caused great controversy in the Philippines, most specially from the Catholic Church.


Contraception is nothing new. It has been around before the time of Christ, and it wasn’t until 1930 that any Christian denomination even ever allowed the idea. At that time, the Anglican Church decided to allow contraception in some circumstances. They soon gave in on the issue altogether, and before long virtually all Protestant denominations followed...