Booklet links use of contraception to rise in divorce30 August 2012
Married couples that use artificial contraception put their marriages at risk, according to a booklet published by the Catholic Truth Society.
In Divorce, author Jane Deegan says that contraception renders sex "a disordered love of self" and is an act of irreverence of a husband and wife for each other.
"Many marriages end in divorce because of its effects," Mrs Deegan, a married mother-of-three who studied at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, writes. "Many couples, in all honesty, have no idea what they are doing by using contraception."
The booklet reproduces a graph from the American website www.onemoresoul.com that plots the divorce rate over the last 140 years and states: "The rate of contraception use is not tracked, but one can hypothesize that both variables - divorce and contraception-use - track somewhat in parallel."
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