Thursday, August 14, 2014

Article Seeks to End NFP Stigma

“I don’t often tell people that this is the form of birth control that I’m using,” said Jamie, 27, who declined to give her last name for just that reason. She said, she too often has to explain herself, and “sometimes people treat you like you’re a moron.”

My beef with the criticism against NFP is that it assumes bad faith on the part of Catholics-- the people most likely to use it. It's assumed that this method is imposed by the clergy  in a conspiracy to make Catholic women bear as many babies as possible, while they are blissfully unaware of their instrumentalization as incubators for the Church. They're so stupid, they don't realize they're dupes of Machiavellian clergy.

People think we're that dumb, and that prejudice is perfectly acceptable.