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Tonight on Perspectives: What’s natural about Natural Family Planning?

April 8, 2011
There are so many different answers and variations about Natural Family Planning and what it means to us as Catholics.
You may be wondering yourself. What is Natural about Family Planning? More than that, is the church opposed to artificial family planning because it's planning or because it's artificial? Or are there other reasons?
Those were just a few of the questions we asked our viewers this past week.
Allison Davies took to social media, Facebook in particular, to share her thoughts. She wrote:
“There is no reason we, as humans, should be able to control our life THAT much. It's like watering down God's paint palette. His creation could not shine as vividly if we do so, where-as, the NFP method does give us some control. But we still don't know that results will be consistent every time, so all trust remains in God.”
Michael Stein, on the other hand, said that, “Practicing NFP is, by default, being open to God and His Will for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Husband and wife are then co-workers in His Creation...and, there's not much else that's more empowering (for the laity) than getting to participate with God in the creation of new human life for the world! NFP can help couples with infertility to discover irregularities in their cycle and achieve pregnancy, if that is their intention, too. It helps communication in all kinds of ways.”
With that being said, tune into today’s edition of Perspectives Weekly with host Pedro Guevara-Mann. He sits down with Karen Hemingway, the executive director of the Marguerite Bourgeois Family Centre in Toronto. Hemingway was gracious enough to share her thoughts on Natural Family Planning, as well as her personal experience with what she calls "the natural approach" to family planning.
The show airs tonight at 7 and 11PM ET, 8 PM PT. Don’t miss out on what promises to be an in depth look at Natural Family Planning and what the Marguerite Bourgeois Family Centre is doing to help the greater community at large.
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