Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Contraceptive Study Shows Need for Christ

Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute (research organization) released a study of the widespread use of contraceptives by Christians, thus corroborating God's Word that "all have fallen short of God's Glory" and are in need of the Savior.

-- From "Most Catholic women in U.S. use birth control" posted at Reuters Life 4/14/11

Some 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women in the United States have used contraceptive methods banned by the church, research published on Wednesday showed.

A new report from the Guttmacher Institute, the nonprofit sexual health research organization, shows that only 2 percent of Catholic women, even those who regularly attend church, rely on natural family planning.

The latest data shows practices of Catholic women are in line with women of other religious affiliations and adult American women in general.

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From "Guttmacher Report: Most U.S. Women of Reproductive Age Use Artificial Birth Control At Some Point" by Lambert Mbom, 4/20/11

The data showed that 83 percent of women of reproductive age (15 to 44) have a religious affiliation: 48 percent Protestant; 25 percent Catholic; and 11 percent identify with another religion, such as Buddhism, Islam and Judaism.

Sexual experience among never-married women of all religious affiliations is fairly common, according to the survey, with 69 percent (ages 15 to 44) saying they have engaged in sexual activity at some point in their lives.

The report noted that, “While Catholic and Evangelical women are slightly more likely than Mainline Protestants to be married; patterns of contraceptive use do not differ by religious affiliation among married women.”

In its introduction to the report, the Guttmacher Institute criticized in particular the Catholic Church and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for opposing artificial means of birth control as apparent “preventive and public health care.”

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