Contraception Forum


This event has passed, and we thank everyone that helped make it happen and those that attended. The event was very successful, and people seemed very impressed with the combination of what each speaker brought to the event.

This forum aims to provide information about the close associations between contraception and abortion. Many people never fully understand the lengthy information that comes with contraceptives. There are moral alternatives that can help couples both conceive and avoid conception. This forum touches on each of these topics.

Date:       Saturday, October 9, 2010

Time:       8 am – 4 pm

    8 am Registration

    9 am Forum Starts

    4 pm Forum Ends

Venue:     Xavier High School, Regis/LaSalle Theater

Address:   6300 42nd Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411

Admission: $25 per person, $40 per couple, food cost extra

More info: Contraception Event Brochure (PDF)

We thank all who attended, and we hope you learned a lot.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Janet E. Smith

Chair of Life Ethics and Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary (SHMS) in Detroit, MI. Professor Smith’s credentials include:

  1. Holds Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at SHMS

  2. Consultant to Pontifical Council on the Family

  3. Author of the book, “Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later” and editor of, “Why Humanae Vitae Was Right, A Reader”

  4. Over a million copies of her talk “Contraception, Why Not” have been distributed

Spiritual Speaker

Rev. Jerry Kopacek

Pastor of St. Edward Parish in Waterloo, Iowa.

Medical Speaker

Mary W. Martin, M.D., FACOG

Founder and Director of Billings Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine at St. Anthony Catholic Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Witness Speaker

Mrs. Janet A. Morana

Executive Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of Silent No More Awareness Campaign.