Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later #HV50 #TOBtalk

Posted March 1, 2018 11:47 am by Ellen Gable Hrkach

Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later #HV50 #TOBtalk

My latest article for Catholic Mom:
In July of 1968,  I was a carefree nine-year-old enjoying summer vacation, still playing with dolls and pretending that I was the mother of ten children. I don’t remember watching news or hearing anyone talk about Humanae Vitae.
But I do recall my parents and their friends that summer having these sorts of conversations: “What does the pope expect we should do? Have 15 kids? Or not have sex? No way. We’re using birth control.” I didn’t think much about it except that in my naïve mindset, I didn’t know what sex or birth control were, but

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