In an unsuccessful effort to ward off teen pregnancy and social disease, birth control
devices are freely distributed. I am convinced that this practice strongly communicates
the basic message to many youth that "anything goes; just protect yourself in the
Elder Joe J. Christensen (Gen Conf Oct 1993)
As we look about us, we see many forces at work bent on the destruction of the family,
both in America and abroad. Family ties are being destroyed by an ever-increasing divorce
rate, by increased infidelity of spouses, by the abominable sin of abortion, which bids
well to become a national scandal and is a very grave sin. Another erosion of the family
is unwarranted and selfish birth control.
Pres Spencer W. Kimball (Gen Conf Oct 1979)
It is of great concern to all who understand this glorious concept that Satan and his
cohorts are using scientific arguments and nefarious propaganda to lure women away from
their primary responsibilities as wives, mothers, and homemakers. We hear so much about
emancipation, independence, sexual liberation, birth control, abortion, and other
insidious propaganda belittling the role of motherhood, all of which is Satan's way of
destroying woman, the home and the family--the basic unit of society.
Pres. N. Eldon Tanner (Gen Conf Oct 1973)
May this be our goal, and may we be willing to pay the price to obtain it and not be
taken in by all the misinformation which is abroad in the land today about birth control,
abortion and sex education, and other Satan-inspired philosophies.
Elder Harman Rector Jr. (Gen Conf Apr 1973)