That little pill has changed everything. The effect of birth control and a contraceptive culture has altered our world in ways we could never have expected. Think for a moment about the effect contraception has had on the number of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
First of all, if a family has ten kids it is more likely that they are going to be happy for a few of them to pursue the priesthood or religious life. Mothers will quite happily send a few off to the seminary or monastery. If she has ten she can spare a few.
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