Human Life Essay

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Kitty McGee
Theology 200
Humanae Vitae
1. Humanae Vitae teaches that any method used to regulate birth should be natural and consist of decisions and sacrifices. When men and women come together, it is an expression of love and strengthening of the union of husband and wife and should not be suppressed. We have to remember that new life is not the result of each and every act of sexual intercourse, however we should assume that new human life will be created. “The Church teaches that each and every marital act must of necessity retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life.”
2. The negative consequences that result from the use of birth control include the increased potential for “marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Another problem that will increase is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence that a woman is entitled to and deserves. A man may consider her simply instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires.” I think that the pope is correct in saying these things because, living in college dorm in 2013, I have seen this proven true and how these things affect relationships.
3. The relationship between marriage, sex and God is very important. Marriage is the giving of one’s self completely and holding nothing back. Marriage is a sacrament and an institution created by God in which, husband and wife, through that mutual gift of themselves, develop that union of two persons in which they perfect one another, cooperating with…