Is NFP morally acceptable? The following is copied from One More Soul Website All major religions including the Catholic Church accept the use of NFP to avoid pregnancy when couples have a sufficiently serious reason for spacing babies or limiting family size. Also, the Catholic Church, some Orthodox churches, some parts of Judaism and an increasing number of Protestants are opposed to sterilization and the use of contraceptive or abortifacient drugs and devices. It should be noted that intrauterine devices (IUD), birth control pills, hormonal implants, patches, morning after pills, and injections can cause abortions as they change the uterine lining reducing the likelihood that the embryo can implant. NFP is unique among the methods of family planning because it enables its users to work with the body rather than against it. Fertility is viewed as a blessing, a reality of life that is accepted, instead of a problem to be solved or a disease to be treated. NFP is also an excellent tool for helping diagnose problems of couples suffering infertility. Treatment of infertility using NFP to monitor the fertility cycle has achieved pregnancy success rates of 70-80%. This holistic approach honors the integrity of the marriage act, respects the dignity of parents and children, and is consistent with Catholic Church teaching.
Is NFP it a natural method of contraception? NO! It is a not natural birth control. The couple does not use any hormonal contraceptive or device or barrier to chemically alter, inhibit or destroy a man or woman’s fertility. The couple selects days of infertility to have intercourse if their intention is to avoid pregnancy. No barriers being placed, total gift of self, openness to life yet no pregnancy will result since the woman is not fertile.