I'm a Christian woman, but....
...this is just ridiculous to me. Birth control is not used because we think our fertility is evil or because we don't respect our husbands. If you don't want birth control, that's fine! It's your choice! But don't you DARE tell me that I'm less of a woman or less holy than non users. I used birth control and I still was able to have kids. The pros outweigh the cons. Because sex shouldn't be only for making babies!! It's to express love too and you shouldn't have to be worried every time you do it that you're going to get pregnant! God made sex for baby making, yes, I agree. But it's also to show you love your husband and to have fun with your husband! It's not a bad thing and there shouldn't be the anxiety of possible pregnancy every time. I don't use it because 'fertility is a disease' or 'because my fertility is evil.' No one controls my body but me. I love the way birth control regulates my periods (so I can plan events and such accordingly) and I would hate the surprise of it if I wasn't on the pill. I love that I can have sex with my future husband and not have to obsessively worry about pregnancy every single time. And I really don't like the way this is applied to all Catholics. Please, don't stereotype!
What do you mama's think of this arthttp://www.catholicsistas.com/2014/07/17/dont-use-birth-control/icle?
And of course I agree with the stance of if you don't want to use birth control then don't. I am all for every woman having a right to choose how they handle their fertility. That means if you want to forgo BC and have as many kids as your feel you can then GO FOR IT! I am super happy for you to do so! But if I don't want to do that then I have every right not to.
I grew up Catholic and some girls were goody, goody two shoes or the other extreme.
When there's a religious group that makes a bold standpoint on a controversial issue, it it will always cause some kind of uproar. Some of the quotes from these Catholic women insinuate that women who use BC don't consider the havoc it causes on the environment or the pollutants in our bodies, etc They're suggestive in that the wording seems so black and white. With any controversy, there's also grey matter. We must learn to respect other peoples' views and not judge them.
Sometimes it's just best to have a "grey" perspective and to appreciate the different view points; to recognize that we all come from different walks of life. Some of us may not have the same exposure to life experiences and that's ok.