Friday, July 25, 2008

The Vindication of Humanae Vitae

Let’s begin by meditating upon what might be called the first of the secular ironies now evident: Humanae Vitae’s specific predictions about what the world would look like if artificial contraception became widespread. The encyclical warned of four resulting trends: a general lowering of moral standards throughout society; a rise in infidelity; a lessening of respect for women by men; and the coercive use of reproductive technologies by governments.

(from The Vindication of Humanae Vitae by Mary Eberstadt)

Is that not amazing, or what? Forty years later and it all came true.

Wow to the nth degree.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Amen, Mary Rose. Amen.