This article highlights how even pro-choice types can support natural family planning. I became aware of Geraldine Matus in Edmonton when I lived in Calgary. She says this:
NFP is “really about empowering women through knowledge of their body, and giving them a safe choice,” she told LifeSiteNews (LSN).
Now Matus also supports abortion, but here’s the thing: if she is in favour of women knowing their own bodies and promotes this through natural family planning, that is by default going to decrease the number of abortions. (If you truly understand your body, then you get the idea of what conception is, for example, and won’t be as distanced from that as you might be should an “accident” occur while on the Pill…That’s my theory, anyway.)
So while I see abortion as being contradictory to women’s empowerment, I can support any pro-choicer who suggests that popping a pill daily ain’t the greatest thing since sliced bread. And quite frankly, I’m glad when they do because it resonates with a broader population and takes a bit of courage. Three cheers for Geraldine.by