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I admit I was being flippant - in an argument I don't care for the old "well, I know this woman and she blah, blah, blah". If we're introducing anecdotal evidence it should at least be first person.

I agree that the teachings of the Church regarding the body and human sexuality are beautiful - they're just not very practical. Which, I don't think they've ever claimed to be, anyway.

Also, I've never used BCPs or other hormonal BC and I never will. I tried to use NFP, but my husband (agnostic) was too freaked and insisted on condoms. So, in effect *I* wasn't using any ABC - he was - and that is not inconsistent with his beliefs.

*But* that is my specific circumstance - I would have thrown away *any* BC on my wedding night if I'd have had my way I have wanted a baby for *forever*. But, it's not just my decision, of course. And your circumstance is special as well - every individuals is. That is why I do not agree with wholesale condemnation of BC. I do not know what is in the heart of each individual woman, so I leave it up to her to make those decisions. I trust women to make the right decisions for their lives.

So, to practice what I preach, I am rescinding my "cold comfort to orphans". I won't erase it, though, cause I think that would be dishonest to everyone reading.