'The pill' is not best choice for birth control
Editor, the Advocate:
OK, let's agree that you believe there is nothing wrong with taking "the pill." I'll give you that. However, you must admit that avoiding having sex because you don't want to get pregnant - in other words, being chaste for the few days of fertility - is not morally equivalent to popping a pill to kill fertility. The former takes willpower, communication and love. It is beautiful and the thing that lovers dream about. Putting "the pill" in control is selfish, destructive and immoral. It is also bad medicine. You don't try to kill a perfectly good organ.
Face reality. You can only get pregnant three days out of the month. So why take 30 pills? As a couple, do you know what three days they are? It's quite simple; know your own body, the Creighton Model Fertility Care System or NaPro Technology or Natural Family Planning will help you learn your own body and your fertile days. Why take a pill that makes you fat, irritable and used? And it causes all kinds of medical problems for you and your future children. Why take the pill? Learn how your body works. New classes start 11 a.m. Aug. 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton.
Wm. Paul Tasin, Victoria