22nd April 2015

“In 1968, Humanae Vitae banned modern contraceptive methods for Catholics. Catholic women of that era had already embraced contraception, however: At that time, around 44 percent of Catholic women who were of childbearing age and attended church regularly were using contraception not sanctioned by the Vatican. Now, surveys show that 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women have used one of these family planning methods.”

Jon O'Brien