I remember that when Humanae Vitae was first promulgated, there was widespread disbelief that contraception would lead to all the negative social effects Pope Paul VI predicted. There are still a great many compassionate and religious persons out there who honestly believe that the way to prevent abortion is to make contraception widely available.
Here is commentary from a Protestant pro-life leader who lost her job fighting against 'live-birth' abortion. Jill Stanek closes with a challenge to all of us:
Pro-life groups and churches must take greater responsibility for abstinence training and not leave that up to the pregnancy help centers. We must also continue to dialogue about the issue of contraception and make up our minds not let the other side divide us on that.