Fall 1964

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as there are women who may not for physical reasons use the anti¡ovulant pills-thesP. Rre in a very small minority. Un..fortu.nately, in their writings critics have often compared the weakness of rhythm with the strong points of certain contraceptive. techmques. From the moral point of view there is no strong indication that the Church will see any direct attack upon fertility as anything hut the direct sterilization or contraception which she has always condemned. This is not to say that the Church does not welcome responsible discussion to insure that prohibitions do not extend beyond the areas of truly immoral practices, because of a too naive definition of where the moral evil really lies. To look for her approval of the simple anti-ovulant use of the progestative pills in cases in which the use of rhythm is very difficult is to completely misunderstand the nature of her prohibition. As the CFI enters its second year of formal programming, the methods and approaches are constantly being developed. Dr. Kenck has just returned from England where with Dr. John Barret, demographer of Notre Dame University, he investigated the methods used there. Dr. and Mrs. Rendu, who have developed a similar program in Paris, recently visited Chicago and shared their insights and experiences. Under development now is a program to offer clients convenient and simple ways to have their charts and cases reviewed. In the back of everyone's mind is the hope of producing a movie on the program, that would he available to colleges, medical schools, and dioceses too small to set up a service such as Chicago's.

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