This page is devoted to news stories, blogs, and various accounts on how the Catholic Church's stance against artificial birth control has harmed real women. I'm providing this resource for two reasons: 1.) In the United States, access to reliable contraception is a political issue, and the Catholic Church is a huge power-player in discussions surrounding this issue; 2.) To provide a place for women who have been harmed by this teaching to find support and realize they are not alone.
In the United States
Women Speak About Natural Family Planning: MJ's Story
Women Speak About Natural Family Planning: K's Story
Women Speak About Natural Family Planning: Testimony to the Papal Birth Control Commission
Women Speak About Natural Family Planning: GS's Story
Women Speak About Natural Family Planning: Julie's Story
Women Speak About Natural Family Planning: X's Story
Comments at Caelum et Terra: Is Natural Family Planning Really Natural
--I know there are over 400 comments, some made in 2011 and others a year later. A few women who commented updated their stories, and by reading the entire thread you can see how responders re-thought their positions on NFP.
Around the World
Philippines Birth Control: Filipinos Want it, Priests Don't
The Battle Over Birth Control For Developing Nations
Bush's Birth Control Policies Helped Fuel Africa's Baby boom
Church's Ban On Contraception Starves Families and Damages Ecosystem
Attitude Towards Contraception in Argentina Puts Women at Risk
If you have a link that should be added to this collection, please leave it in the comments. If you, personally, have been harmed in some way by adhearing to the Catholic Church's teaching on contraception, consider sharing your story on my blog. Email me at KacyREllis (at) gmail [dot] com .