I wish I were as intelligent and mature as Felicity when I was her age. I admire you Felicity. Regardless of my past sins, I don't think I would have ever said I thought the churches teaching on this matter were wrong. At one point, I would have said no to the contraception, but not now. But it is all by God's grace that I have since been able to align my other questions of mine in accord with the church doctrine.
I've previously heard the past transgressions reasoning to answer no to the pre-marital sex question before. But for the life of me, I can't understand it. I don't mean to be offensive, but it actually seems illogical, or essentially, unintelligent to me. No matter what a persons past or present sexual activity, I would tend to respect someone more who answered with a yes, because that is their honest belief about what they think God wants. That would apply even if they were still committing the sin so long as they were struggling to come to terms with resolving their temptations. If they answer no just because of past transgressions, that is deceitful and nothing else. I'm sorry if all this offends anybody, but I hope instead it convinces some to eventually change their response to what they actually believe. If someone can't answer what they truly believe, then how can I trust them with the most important of questions?
But, what gets me even more is the occasional negative response to the sanctity of life question. Not even comprehensible on this site. I've even run into a couple girls who have had no on all 7 answers. But with God, there's hope for all of us. Well, maybe not Obama, but all the rest of us :-)