What is the Baha’i view on birth control?

‘…there is no reference whatsoever in the Writings on this subject. The utmost we can say is by way of reference from what Bahá’u’lláh has revealed regarding the nature, purpose and character of marriage.

‘We, as Bahá’ís, are not therefore in a position either to condemn the practice of birth control or to confirm it.

‘Birth control, however, when exercised in order to deliberately prevent the procreation of any children is against the spirit of the Law of Bahá’u’lláh, which defines the primary purpose of marriage to be the rearing of children and their spiritual training in the Cause.

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