This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Despite their differences of nature and moral gravity, contraception and abortion are often closely connected, as fruits of the same tree” …” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n. 13).
Reflection: Contraception is more like the sister to abortion rather than the parent. What gives rise to them both? The Pope continues, “Such practices are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept responsibility in matters of sexuality, and they imply a self-centered concept of freedom, which regards procreation as an obstacle to personal fulfillment” (n. 13).
Prayer: Lord, free us from the bitter fruits of a false idea of freedom and procreation. Make us generous servants. Amen.