Religion: Words & Works

¶ Birth control is God's will in many instances, said Dean James A. Pike of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to a Planned Parenthood group in Manhattan. "There is nothing more 'artificial' in this approach," according to Episcopalian Pike, "than there is in the adaptation of natural processes toward good ends in many other realms of life. Parents, in sharing God's creative process, must think through the responsibility of having children in the light of all the factors operating in their particular situation from time to time ... If they decide they should not be having [a child], then...

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