Pope Francis appears to be inadvertently advocating for birth control for Roman Catholics, who often say they do not believe in family planning. The pope argues that not using artificial contraception methods is no excuse to have uncountable number of children. He insists that Catholics may have a moral responsibility to limit the number of their children.
The infallible leader of the Roman Catholic church made this statement, according to The National Catholic Reporter, while traveling from the Philippines to Rome with reporters. Pope Francis shared the story of a woman he recently met who had given birth to seven children via Cesareans section and was expecting another child.
He asked the unidentified woman;
"Does she want to leave the seven orphans? This is to tempt God. That is an irresponsibility. Catholics, should speak of "responsible parenthood. God gives you methods to be responsible. Some think that—excuse the word—that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No."
He said each person must have a healthy dialogue with his or her's pastor and seek "how to do that responsible parenting."