Birth Control and Gluttony

I really like a comment by Dr. Valerie Tarico in a recent article:

    “Today some devout Catholics and quiver-full Protestants (along with ultra-orthodox Jews and fundamentalist Muslims) still see bearing many children as a form of righteous submission to God’s will. They eschew family planning, taking a “let go and let God” approach to birth control. But as world population approaches eight billion, putting increasing pressure on natural resources and other species, many people now view large families the same way they might view gluttony.”

Perhaps we should ask those who refuse birth control and advocate having as many children as god provides whether they take the same attitude toward food.  Do they eat everything god provides?  Do they have no right to make reasonable decisions about what to eat and how much to eat?

Thank you, Dr. Tarico, for a good point.

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