Responds to letter sent in support of Sen. Casey

To the editor:

In a letter by Mr. David Faust, “Reader sends an open letter to Sen. Casey,” on Feb. 7, Mr. Faust supports Sen. Bob Casey for governor.

We in pro life take exception to Sen. Casey’s support of abortion through the use of contraception as his answers appear on Dec. 21, 2013, “on the issues.”

Q: The FDA has said that Plan B, the morning-after pill, can be sold over the counter. Are you in favor?

Casey: Yes, I’m in favor. I think what emergency contraception is contraception.

Sen. Casey contradicts his own religion and the beliefs of many others.

Rev. Royce Dunn, a Baptist pastor, and the Catholic Church’s Magesterium, vehemently claim Sen. Bob Casey to be in error in his belief that contraception is OK.

In Rev. Dunn’s letter created in LifeSiteNews, Yuba City, Calif., on Sept. 8, 2011, he states he is urging Protestant pastors to confront the “spirit of child aversion” that was created by the embrace of contraception. Rev. Dunn, president of Please Let Me Live, issued an open letter to pastors in July urging them to take concrete measures to “end the American Holocaust” of abortion. The devoted Baptist is calling for “a new mindset” toward procreation that is open to God’s gift of fertility.

In an interview, Rev. Dunn told LifeSiteNews that the “spirit of child aversion,” the desire to avoid bearing children, is “the uppermost key to the killing of children in America.”

He said that at the bare minimum, pastors should be warning their faithful about abortifacient contraceptives, “so that women in the pews and at the pickets won’t be aborting children unaware.”

“If enhanced, (the contraceptive) desire leads to abortion, and today in our nation a holocaust endures for which the church is substantially accountable,” he writes in his letter.

“The pulpit, of necessity, must voice the word it has long avoided and perhaps feared most. The word is contraception,” he writes. While pastors avoid the subject, “year by year Christians use contraception freely because they do not desire a child or additional children in their home.”

Dunn also blames the pro-life movement itself for failing to “ably confront” contraception in past decades-a failure that “has cost numerous lives,” he says.

In a personal confession included in a pamphlet entitled “Contraception: The Tragic Deception,” Rev. Dunn explains that his opposition to contraception was motivated in part by regret over his “personal loss” of children through the practice.

He says that while he cherishes and rejoices in his son and daughter, “I wonder how many more (lights of the world) God wanted to originate in our family.”

The Magesterium states:

Male and female he created them …

God is love and in himself he lives a mystery of personal loving communion. Creating the human race in his own image … God inscribed in the humanity of man and woman the vocation, and thus the capacity and responsibility of love and communion.

Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul. It especially concerns affectivity, the capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the aptitude for forming bonds of communion with others.

Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity. Physical, moral, and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life..

In creating men “male and female,” God gives man and woman an equal personal dignity.

Man is a person, man and woman equally so, since both were created in the image and likeness of the personal God.

Each of the two sexes is an image of the power and tenderness of God, with equal dignity though in a different way. The union of man and woman in marriage is a way of imitating in the flesh the Creator’s generosity and fecundity: “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” All human generations proceed from this union.

The tradition of the church has understood the Sixth Commandment as encompassing the whole of human sexuality.

How can anyone support a person who is hypocritical to his own faith?

Frank Cunningham

Citizens Concerned with Human Life Mifflin Juniata Inc,