I’m sure that most Catholics aren’t against contraceptives. In fact, the day of the large Catholic family has gone the way of the dinosaur. I have many Catholic friends, and their arguments against the Church teachings on the use of contraceptives is valid. Many have said it isn’t the church who has to feed, clothe and educate these kids. Neither is it the church who has to put up with stair-step kids, which doesn’t allow for parents bonding with each child because they have too many to care for. This is logical, and should be each person’s decisions - not the church - nor the government.
Having said that - the Bible is very plain on many subjects, and abortion is one of them. Jesus said “suffer the little children unto me, and suffer them not.” Of course, I know that aborted babies are in heaven, but, these little tykes have never had the chance to know the Lord through their faith - I’m not even sure where I stand when it comes to rape and incest. I’ve never had to face that decision, nor know anyone who has -so, I guess I would say that adoption would be the best scenario - murder is murder, and the pro-choice people will one day answer to someone other than the government for this.
Is that your determination and, if so, please cite the scripture on which it is based?
Actually, large families with "stair-step" kids have an advantage. There is more "bonding" and love to go around.
Catholic teaching on this issue is logical. God is the author of life.
"There is another reason why contraception actually leads to more abortions. There is an underlying link, or mentality, between the two. This mentality views human life as something that is not always welcome and, when unwelcome, can be disposed of".
I am from a big Catholic family of "stair-step kids," and we're all close as hell. For your reference, my youngest sibling is still in first grade (homeschooled, all of us were), and there are homeschooled families of 10 kids at our parish, so I would say "going the way of the dinosaur" is a severe over-statement. There aren't "too many to care for," as you put it. It can be a sacrifice, as you don't get as much "stuff" as an only child, but all in all its a better experience because you learn to put up with less and to get along with people.
"Im not even sure where I stand when it comes to rape and incest."
Let me tell you where you should stand, buddy. Murder is murder, like you said a couple of sentences down in your post.