I'm Catholic, but I don't always agree with the Church's teachings, and birth control is one of those things.
I read an article recently about how a law that's in the works in Mississippi could be applied to ban certain forms of birth control. The law is trying to establish the personhood of fertilized eggs. They want to outlaw abortion, which as we know flies in the face of Roe v. Wade, but people are afraid that this will have the potentially worse effect of fucking up certain modes of contraception.
For the full article and explanation, you can read that here.
One thing that I find sad about the Catholic church is that it has some ridiculous puritanical bent to it, at least in America anyway. Catholicism lauds human sexuality as a gift from God. It's only been recently (maybe within the last 200 years) that it's morphed into some ridiculous horse shit where sex is apparently primarily for procreational purposes. The line of logic then follows that contraception, an act which inhibits procreation, is immoral.
Fucking is a gift from God, and not just because it spawns more kids. First off, it's the most fun that two human beings can have together, and secondly it's the most intimate expression of love (if you're into that sort of thing). If it wasn't supposed to be a gift, then why the hell did God make it feel so damn good? "Well Jack, you asshat, that's God's way of testing us." Horse shit. God doesn't test anyone, and if he does then he's a cruel asshole.
What's funny is that a study showed that 98% of Catholic women (in America I think) have used some form of contraception. So basically, if you're a Catholic that actually follows the idea of "natural familiy planning," and you keep having a bunch of children you can't afford, then you might be a dumbass.
There's nothing wrong with birth control, in fact more people should use it. There are way too many idiots spawning children that will likely grow up to be idiots. This is the whole shitty part about anti-abortion legislation. We see that they're trying to do everything they can to get it banned, and now there's some other silly shit that may come along with it.
This is why I'm pro-choice. Not because I think abortions are a good thing, because it's never a good thing to end a life--even if that life isn't capable of living outside the mother's womb--but because it's better to just let the woman choose what's right for her. It's seriously no one's business what sort of contraception she wants to use. There's nothing morally wrong with preventing yourself from having a child that you
A. Don't want.
B. Can't financially support.
So seriously, let her choose. And I get that condoms would still be legally okay to use (I find it somewhat asinine that I even have to have this discussion about the legality of birth control), but condoms are stupid. The pill, patch, or depo shot is a much better option. I mean c'mon, who has ever thought that sex with a condom feels better than without one?
Moral of the story: if you're into bare-backing and don't wanna get a chick knocked up, don't go to Mississippi if this law passes. Crass, but true.