In a press statement, Live Action President Lila Rose slammed Dawkins' tweets: “It's sick and twisted for anyone to advocate for the killing of children with disabilities.”
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"The Church does not shame people about sex. It actually holds sex as sacred. It values the God-given function of the sexual act, to create life. And in doing so, it celebrates the other functions of sex, to give pleasure and bring two people closer together. The Church holds that, by separating sex from its main purpose of creating life, we change it and devalue it."
"I joke with people that we have finally gotten ‘good’ at NFP. Which basically means, we have started listening to the signs of fertility. But thing is, when we ‘sucked’ at NFP, we got the coolest gift because of it. It’s almost been a year since John Paul was born and I can tell you, he has made me a better person. "
"NFP isn’t a thing. I can’t hold it in my hand, or put it in a drawer, or carry it around in a shopping bag. It isn’t a drug that we take. It isn’t even a tool (although it often involves “tools” like charts and thermometers or fertility monitors and the like). NFP isn’t a tangible thing at all."
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"I had to admit that sometimes, looking around my own parish, the follow up thought to the observation that we were, hands down, the largest family there was, 'Well, we must be the only family who is faithful to all the teachings of the Church. Even the hard ones.”'
"So what if Planned Parenthood takes the lives of over 330,000 unborn babies annually? To the parental failure to be “deliberate and thoughtful,” PPFA stands—curette and forceps in hand—to guarantee a “solution,” as bloody as it is unmerciful."
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