Report on the Ethics of Contraceptive Use

Bibliographic information:

Richie, Cristina, Mark Joseph Calano, Luca Badini Confalonieri, Roger Burggraeve, Ricardo Chica, Christine Gudorf, Jan Jans, Paulachan Kochappilly, Michael Lawler, Irina Pollard, Todd Salzmann, Joseph Selling, David Stronck, Agneta Sutton, and John Wijngaards. “Report on the Ethics of Contraceptive Use.” UK: Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, 2016.


In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Humanae Vitae: On the Regulation of Birth,” the Wijngaards Institute gathered an interdisciplinary task force of experts to re-assess the ethics of using contraception. Our goal is to encourage the Catholic hierarchy to reverse her stance against so called “artificial” contraceptives . To this end, we will make the Statement’s findings known to Catholic church officials and opinion leaders (e.g. bishops, priests, religious sisters, management and medical staff of Catholic health care facilities, Catholic social workers, journalists, etc.), as well as ordinary Catholics. Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, August 2016.


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