Pope John Paul II has
condemned contraceptive acts as intrinsically evil. He uses a more
personalist approach in place of a classical natural law approach.
He speaks of a special “language of love” in which the two persons
give themselves totally to each other in chaste marital intercourse.
In this personalist approach, contraceptive marital intercourse is
intrinsically evil because it overlays the language of love with a
contradictory language by not accepting the fertility of the
To the extent that he does combine his personalist
approach with with a Thomistic natural law approach, the Pope seems
to rely mostly on an Existential Thomism and not much on
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board for a previus discussion of the Language of Love approach.
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Doesn't artificial birth control contradict natural law?