Thursday, February 21, 2013

Evelyn Billings dead at 95

Deceased natural family planning pioneer 'inspired us'
Drs. Evelyn and John Billings are pictured in the garden of their home in Melbourne, Australia, in this 2004 file photo. John Billings died April 1, 2007. CNS photo / Peter Casamento.
Dr. Evelyn Billings, who helped develop a major method of natural fertility regulation, has died. Here is a Catholic News Agency story.

"That's how we feel about her: she was wonderful, she inspired us, but she didn't restrict us," Dr. Hanna Klaus, of the Natural Family Planning Centre, told CNA from her Washington, D.C., office Feb. 19.

Billings, a pediatrician, died Feb. 16 at the age of 95 after a short illness. She and her husband Dr. John Billings developed the Billings Ovulation Method for identifying women's periods of fertility, based on their menstrual cycle. Couples can try to either achieve or avoid a pregnancy without the immoral use of artificial contraceptives.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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