From Valerie Gamble SIR – Cherie Blair has suggested that the Church’s stance on artificial contraception stops women from pursuing a successful career (Report, September 4). She says that through their use she has made progress in her career and has been able to control her fertility.
God has given us control over our fertility by the very way He has created women from the beginning, and with the knowledge we have now and the understanding of how we can use it. Thank the Lord that Mrs Blair has achieved things in her life. But if she had listened to the teachings of the Church on contraception she may have achieved even better things. God only knows what He has in store for us all in the future.
Mrs Blair says that “she sees nothing wrong with it”. She also says “there is a lot of difference between preventing a life and extinguishing a life when one has come about”. The truth is that, when a one conceives a child while taking the Pill and other abortifacients, that is just what one may be doing. It is a fact that the contraceptive pill makes the womb aggressive to implantation, then the conceived child is flushed down the loo or some other means of disposure, This may not sound very nice – but nevertheless it is not a very nice thing to happen when it happens.
Mrs Blair also said she became pregnant when she forgot to pack her contraceptives. How pleased she must be now that she did just that as she would not have the blessing of her son. It is obvious she was fertile at the time, and that is what may have happened to him. Thank the Lord for the teaching of the Church.
Mrs Blair may have progressed in her career but she knows nothing about her fertility and how it works. How sad! I hope that we as Catholics will be praying for her and for her family and that God will give her the grace through the power of the Holy Spirit that she will believe in what our Holy Father is saying to the world.
Yours faithfully, VALERIE GAMBLE Hampton Fields, Stroud Glos