Family Planning

This is regulating how many children are born into a family, including the spacing between children, taking into account various factors including finances, living conditions, career choices and any physical disabilities.  While each family’s desires vary, both husband and wife should be in agreement.

The numerous medical options that are available to either prevent or encourage pregnancy are of themselves neutral and not sinful. However, abortion (including the morning-after pill) is not a viable option as once fertilization has occurred this results in the death of a (forming) living human being.

See also: abortion, children, conception, contraception.

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