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Critics of the Mexico City Policy refer to it as the "global gag rule", arguing that, in addition to reducing the overall funding provided to particular NGOs, it closes off their access to USAID-supplied condoms and other forms of contraception. This, they argue, negatively impacts the ability of these NGOs to distribute birth control, leading to a downfall in contraceptive use and from there to an increase in the rates of unintended pregnancies and abortion.
Originally posted by StevenDye
reply to post by Mdv2
I am Christian, but non Catholic. I rather dislike Catholics...
I am anti-abortion though...I see it a murder and should only be used to prevent the suffering of the baby if it is to be born with some terrible deffect.
Yes Reuters is an unreliable source.
In an unnamed diocese in Africa (Reuters, March 21, 2001) a Mother Superior had complained to her bishop that parish priests were continually sexually abusing her nuns. Finally, after 20 of them became pregnant and she demanded a stop to it, the bishop did what any good bishop would do—he demoted her.
They tried to get the Nuns to use Birth Control, which is even funnier.
The record for the most simultaneously pregnant nuns in a single Catholic community stands at an impressive 29.
Proof that celibacy causes AIDS.
According to the Kansas City Star, AIDS has claimed the lives of some 400-800 American priests.
Yes, that is a very small percentage indeed.
Dallas Morning News investigation revealed that 103 of 170 Roman Catholic diocese bishops and all eight archdiocese cardinals had been somehow involved in covering up sex crimes and proliferating the problem.
Sounds like quite the party.
To illustrate the surprising scope of sexual activity and abuse amongst Catholic clergy in America, the 1990 Doyle-Moulton-Peterson Report, headed by Canon lawyer Fr. Thomas Doyle cites the following round numbers:
Of 47,000 American priests . . .
12,000 sexually involved with adult women
6,000 sexually involved with adult men
3,000 sexually abusing minors
These numbers do not include paternity suits (Deadbeat Fathers for fathers) numbering in the thousands, priest-nun rape, impregnated nuns, and multiple incidences of forced abortion.
Originally posted by Terapin
Remember, only GOD can judge, not the Pope.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
And Planned Parenthood is making a fortune off these people.
They make money from those going in for abortion.
They make money selling the body parts of the dead children to drug companies for experiments.
It's a money making conspiracy wrapped in the sugar coating of the words 'choice'.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican, commenting on a series of satirical newspaper cartoons that have outraged Muslims, said freedom of expression does not include the right to offend religious sentiments.
The Vatican recently announced the reversal of its 80-year-old policy of automatically accepting Italian laws that were not egregiously incompatible with church doctrine. From now on, it no longer automatically accepts Italian laws as its own, but instead will review the laws individually.
One reason given for this change was the inordinacy and inconsistency of Italian laws. But another reason was the incompatibility of Italian law with life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriages.
One aspect of the Vatican’s new legislation that is causing great controversy is its willingness to reject Italian treaties and international law.
Originally posted by TasteTheMagick
I knew it wouldn't be long before the Vatican had to say some such nonsense. If anyone advocates letting the people exercise their own free will and make their own choices, you can bet that the Vatican will be following closely along complaining about how it's wrong.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Come on now, this issue should have been resolved DECADES ago. People should have the right to choice, whether it's YOUR belief or not.
This world is based around making your opinion known, and doing your best to make your opinion be what happens.