In 1957-58, my Uncle Martin said in an advice column, “I think you should hold firm to the principle of premarital virginity. The problems created by premarital sex relationships are far greater than the problems created by premarital virginity. The suspicion, fears, and guilt feelings generated by premarital sex relations are contributing factors to the present breakdown of the family.” He knew even back some 43 years ago that abstinence was the best way to live your life before getting married.
Planned Parenthood, who claims to have given the Margaret Sanger Award to my uncle, would have you believe that having sex before marriage is perfectly acceptable by all standards as long as you use contraception. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider actively promotes premarital sex by promoting contraceptives.
In a recent article published by LifeNews.com, a prominent family expert, Patrick Fagan, director of the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute, said that “[c]ontraception is the underlying factor responsible for today’s scourge of unwed pregnancies, single-parent families, sexually transmitted diseases, deficient fatherhood, and high abortion rate.” He added, “The first family targeted by Planned Parenthood in the late 30s, early 40s was the black family,”
A study from Spain has also found a link between contraceptive use and an increase in abortions as reported by LifeNews.com. The article states, ”Abortion advocates often promote contraception by claiming that as contraception use increases, the number of “unwanted” pregnancies and therefore abortions will decrease. But a new study out of Spain has found the exact opposite, suggesting that contraception actually increases abortion rates.”
Contraception has also been linked to increased risk of breast cancer, known as the ABC Link.
As Patrick Fagan states, “Universally, in all the history of Christianity, contraception was always seen as a grave sin against God, a sin by which one lost divine life and the soul.” A great reference on contraception and the sanctity of life is Humanae Vitae
We are losing the soul of America. We can get it back but it will take a lot of prayer, fasting, and sacrifice. But we can do it. After all, we’re AMERICANS.