Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Raquel Welch blames the pill for breakdown in morals

In yesterday's Daily Telegraph, Simon Caldwell reports that the former Playboy favourite has distanced herself from the sexual revolution of which she was a protagonist. John Smeaton of SPUC compares her words as reported by Simon Caldwell:
Miss Welch said the widespread use of oral contraceptives had led to a breakdown in norms of sexual morality and fuelled the growth of rampant promiscuity among the young.

with those of Pope Paul VI in Humanae Vitae:
Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation—need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection. (HV17)
Will people listen?


  1. Late last month I'd also caught an interesting article about the growing trend of high school and college youth opting to start respecting traditional norms as re: waiting for marriage. Many of them are seeing the devastating effects of sex too soon amongst their peers re: low self-esteem, damaged psyches and the toll that promiscuity takes.

    Try this post of mine and follow the link.

  2. I've always admired Raquel Welch.

  3. Could a modest picture of Raquel Welch not be found?

  4. Have cropped the original picture. Apologies for any offence caused.


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