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To: Hodar
It seems to me that a married woman with a husband who is HIV+ has bigger problems than the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church is simply making a very direct, relevant point -- in a scenario like the one you mentioned, abstinence is the only way to prevent transmission of the disease. Condoms may reduce the odds of transmission, but they don't prevent it.

15 posted on 12/03/2003 8:27:18 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("To freedom, Alberta, horses . . . and women!")
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To: Alberta's Child
While I do not contest the fact that condoms both reduce the chance of HIV transmission and act as a form of birth control; I do take issue with deliberate lies passed off as fact. Telling a congregation in a country ravaged by poverty, and afflicted with AIDS that condoms have NO effect on transmission is irresponsible.

It would appear that the chruch would be content to have AIDS spread through families, and HIV+ babies born; as that will be the garanteed result, should the congregation follow the instructions from the clergy.
17 posted on 12/03/2003 8:46:58 AM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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