JASSD - Journal of African Studies and Sustainable Development (Vol. 5 No. 1, 2022) ETHICAL EVALUATION OF CONTRACEPTIVE MENTALITY ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HUMANAE VITAE Ibe Chiwuba Anthony Mark, PhD


In 1968, Pope Paul VI published the Humanae Vitae reiterating the nexus between marriage and procreation. He maintained that the Church should not and could not change her teaching on the use of contraceptives. Once contraceptive is accepted, God’s plan for human sexuality will be inevitably set aside. It will usher in the mentality of anything goes with regard to the use of human sexuality. Once couples are allowed the use of contraceptives nothing will stop the government from stepping in and imposing its will on the people. The world did not heed to this caveat. The truth is that the prediction in Humanae Vitae is nothing short of prophetic. Today there is truly “Hell on Earth”. The human family as a natural institution is under attacked. The words: “mother” and “father” are losing all meaning. Governments impose methods of contraception they judge most efficacious on their citizens. Homosexuality, oversex, abortion on demand, etc., have become acceptable and tolerable. 50 years after the rejection of the Humanae Vitae, how has humanity faired?

Keywords: Human; Life; Responsible; Procreation; Marriage; Contraceptive; Mentality

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