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Birth Control and Contraception

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Synopsis: The Social Concept of ROC doesn't say that
:2)There are those who argue that natural family planning is acceptable, because it simply involves abstinence from sex during times when fertility is likely.
:3)There are those who teach that non-abortifacient contraception is acceptable if it is used with the blessing of one's spiritual father, and if it is not used simply to avoid having children for purely selfish reasons. [http://www.oca.org/DOCmarriage.asp?ID=19 The statement on marriage and family from the 10th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America] follows along these lines, as does [http://orthodoxeurope.org/page/3/14.aspx "The Bases of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church," section XII. 3], which was approved by the 2000 Council of the Russian Orthodox Church.
While some local churches have issued official statements on this issue, it is not an issue that has been clearly defined by the entire Church.
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