This edition of the American Life League Report is all about Planned Parenthood using your tax dollars to promote recreational sex. Why the push for promiscuity? PP is a for profit organization that thrives on its customers having active and unrestricted sex lives. That is, unrestricted by a marital covenant and committment to procreation – the only proper place for sexual activity. That is why PP must be countered not only by “abstinence education”, but through a proper understanding of the human body. Our society’s misunderstanding of the human body is the underlying cause of some of the gravest moral evils of our time – homosexual acts, abortion, contraception, pornography and even suicide bombings which is the use of the human body as a weapon.
The body is not only biological, but it is also theological. The body is a theology that teaches us about the hidden mystery of God.
The body, in fact, and it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world, the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus to be a sign of it. (JPII, Feb. 20, 1980)
Chastity is more than just “not doing it” until you’re married, or repressing your sexual desire. It means having purity of heart – to see and reclaim the goodness of the human body and never daring to defile it – and it extends into Marriage. Sexual desire is good, but it must be ordered according to the will of God. We can overcome our disordered sexual desires and learn to love as God loves. THAT is true sexual freedom – sexuality free from the slavery of lust! And that’s “sex education” that can start at a young age.
In the final analysis, the abortion debate may not really be about when life begins, but the meaning of sex and the human body.