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"Thank you for reporting on this development with the NAE. I hope the following is beneficial to this discussion. Here's a quote from the fourth paragraph of Pastor [Leith] Anderson's response: 'The Church is understandably reluctant to recommend contraception for unmarried sexual partners, given that it cannot condone extramarital sex. However, it is even more tragic when unmarried individuals compound one sin by conceiving and then destroying the precious gift of life' [from the NAE Board of Directors' Abortion 2010 resolution].
"It might clarify things to substitute in this quote a behavior that doesn't have quite the emotional baggage of sex. I suggest driving as an illustrative behavior, specifically drunk driving. One way to reduce the risk of the drunk driver injuring himself is for him to wear crash garments (like what race car drivers wear): a full-face crash helmet and a flame retardant, body-armor suit/gloves.
"'The Church is understandably reluctant to recommend full racing armor to protect the drunk driver, given that it cannot condone drunk driving. However, it is even more tragic when a drunk driver compounds one sin by crashing and then destroying the precious gift of life.'
"Although protective gear does not completely prevent harm in case of a car crash, neither does contraception always prevent pregnancy. If anything, recommending racing armor for those who might drive drunk implicitly condones and encourages such behavior by providing a false sense of 'safety.' Saying something like, 'You shouldn't have extramarital sex ... but I know you probably will, so here's how you should do it so you won't have a bad consequence' implicitly condones and encourages extramarital sex while giving a false sense of 'safety' against pregnancy. This also encourages a harmful misconception of sin--that only the outward/public consequences of sin matters and not the sin itself. It is not loving, compassionate, or wise to do such a thing.
Source: World Magazine | Marvin Olasky