Nowadays, the pill is regarded as a kind of silver bullet. They say, “It's good for everything.” So a lot of doctors are just putting people on the pill without thinking about it. There are better treatments for the hormonal and infertility problems that are now commonly treated by the pill.

Every year in this country, young women die from using birth control pills. How many young women — or men — die from using abstinence?

We need a different approach here. I would love to see Catholic hospitals establish task forces on Natural Family Planning like they did with breast-feeding.

— Dr. Phil Fleming