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Catholics view on "tube tying" to prevent pregnancies

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by LittleLambofJesus, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus ELITE MEMBER SINCE MARCH 7 2006

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    What is the RCC's view on married Catholic women having their tube tied to prevent pregnancies? Thanks
     
  2. mg0086

    mg0086 Prospective Doctor of the Church

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    The biggest of families are Catholic,

    I don't think we approve of it too much...
     
  3. SemperFidelis

    SemperFidelis Mean, angry Traditionalist

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    It's still considered as artificial birth control, and as such the Church views it in the same light as condoms, the pill etc.

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  4. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote Supporter

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    In my experience, the biggest families by far are Mormon.

    Vasectomies and tubal ligations are considered artificial contraception, but they would also be considered "barrier methods" because the pathway is blocked off. This means that they can never prevent a fertilized egg from implanting--the primary means of birth control with IUD's and a secondary, rare side-effect of the pill.

    In the hierarchy of sinfulness, is a one-time surgery that is, in effect, a permanent barrier method of birth control somehow "less" sinful than a sin one commits every day (the pill) that in rare instances could prevent a fertilized egg from implanting?

    Is choosing a lesser 'sin' a better choice, if one has made the determination to sin anyway?

    That's not a question for me to answer, because I don't look at sin in a quantitative way, but others can feel free to weigh in.
     
  5. Eucharisted

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    Artificial contraceptives - condoms, morning pills, tube tying - are not allowed if they're used to prevent pregnancy. If they're used for medical reasons, however, than they may be used. There's a difference between procreation and health.
     
  6. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    We can weigh in all we want but the Church considers it wrong. And in the end, thats all that matters. What the Church actually believes & teaches.

    If there are medical issues, then thats between her & her priest to figure out.
     
  7. AMDG

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    Sterilization (tube tying) is artificial contraception, just a permanent form. Contraception is "lying with the body". There have been some problems noted with any type of contraception. And artificial contraception is considered a sin.
     
  8. mg0086

    mg0086 Prospective Doctor of the Church

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    Then they agree with us! lol
     
  9. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus ELITE MEMBER SINCE MARCH 7 2006

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    Does the mean you and and/or the RCC view them as Christians? :)

    http://www.christianforums.com/t6698734/
    Are Mormons Christian?
     
  10. AMDG

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    She didn't say that. ;) And according to their magazine, The Ensign, artificial contraception is between the woman and her Mormon bishop. It has nothing to do with what Catholics think about artificial contraception. ;)
     
  11. Rhamiel

    Rhamiel Member of the Round Table

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    i am not sure what the Church teaches about mormons
     
  12. Galatians 2:21

    Galatians 2:21 Saved by Grace

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    The Church is nothing without God, and what does God say about it? Nothing. So how can the Church go out on a limb and make a statement for ALL to believe, when they don't even have God's support? Everything anyone needs to know about sin is written in the Bible, everything else is a judgement based on personal values.
     
  13. Eucharisted

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    Take your sola scriptura elsewhere. This is the Catholic forum.
     
  14. Rhamiel

    Rhamiel Member of the Round Table

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    the sin on Onan is in the Bible, and since such things as tube tying were not around back then we can not say "well since this was not around then it can not be a sin" for there is nothing new under the sun. the artificial divide of sex and procreation is sinful, we can see that it goes agianst Gods command to Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply, it is a type of Onanism
    dear brother, please try to be kind and show some respect to our guest, he is new to CF and might not know the rules about debate and he might not know what the Church teaches