This past week I had the privilege of attending the annual American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals conference. I have to admit that this conference has transformed my life and opened my eyes to something bigger than I could ever imagine. After reading Humane Vitae, Dr. Thomas Hilgers decided to create NaPro Technology, which is now the most pro-life and moral medical approach to Natural Family Planning, fertility, breastfeeding, and infertility. Dozens of studies have been done under the direction of Dr. Hilgers and the Pope Paul IV Institute. There is no better way to empower a woman than to teach her how God designed her reproductive system to work. We live in a society that prescribes contraception for every issue that a woman has with their reproductive system, which in reality is really harming her more. It was absolutely mind blowing to see so many pro-life Catholic doctors gather to find new ways to better serve their patients. The truly care about each woman’s health- it’s beautiful. I never imagined that I would be able to experience something like this, to witness medical professionals come together and discuss how to build the culture of life. The job that they have is not easy; I was able to also listen to them talk about all the persecution that they have to encounter from all the other medical professionals that are building the culture of death. Speaking for myself, I know that I never took the time to sit and think about the need that we have for pro-life doctors and the change that they are making in our society by teaching couples the beauty of their reproductive system and sexuality. Like many of them have shared with us in their talks, if someone doubts that there is a God ask him to study a woman’s reproductive system. It is incredible to see that these men and women can see the beauty and in a way believe in God by studying our anatomy and physiology. Let us remember to pray for all these holy men and women that are courageously fighting to protect and teach us about our health.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may he grant you the desires of your heart.
May Mother Mary always guide you to Jesus.
Your Sister in Christ,
|Dr.Hilgers, presenting the NaPro Technology textbook to St.John Paul II.|