Catholic Physicians Respond to Washington University Birth Control Study

A group of Catholic physicians have responded to a recent Washington University study that claims widespread use of IUD’s and other contraceptives reduces the number of abortions.

Michael Dixon, M.D., an OB/GYN and President of the St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, stated he had a concern about the methods employed in the study, which found the lower abortion rate. “One cannot justify a policy of reducing abortions by a mechanism that simply causes earlier abortions,” he stated, indicating that IUDs and other contraceptive methods act in part by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the mother’s womb. “Women deserve better,” he said.

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