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Planned Parenthood Plans Campaign Against Benedict XVI
Catholic News Agency ^ | May 4, 2005 | Catholic News Agnecy

Posted on 05/04/2005 9:49:58 AM PDT by Thorin

New York, May. 04, 2005 ( CNA ) - Planed Parenthood has launched a campaign to motivate all of its members and supporters, nominal Catholics and non-Catholics, to send letters to the editor, requesting that Pope Benedict XVI reconsider his “backward views” and change his opinion on sexual morality.

Pope Benedict XVI must be encouraged to “reconsider his dangerously outdated stances on birth control, abortion and sexuality in order to help move the Catholic Church into the 21st century,” reads a memo issued by campaign manager Eve Fox.

“The new Pope's positions on these crucial issues pose a terrible danger to the health of millions of women and girls around the world and undermines efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS,” Fox wrote.

The campaign manager justified this action, saying that the “the Church has tremendous influence over many governments, especially in Latin America, and plays a powerful role in shaping social and political norms around the world.”

Calling him “even more conservative” than Pope John Paul II, Fox told her supporters that Pope Benedict XVI is “against all forms of contraception and opposes the use of condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS.”

Prior to being elected Pope, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger “told Catholics in the U.S. it would be a sin to vote for pro-choice candidates like John Kerry, and urged bishops to deny Kerry Communion. He has also led the Catholic Church's campaign against same-sex marriage and other rights for same-sex couples, including the right to adopt children,” wrote Fox.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: babykillers; benedictxvi; butchery; cary; cultureofdeath; cultureoflife; holocaust; infanticide; plannedbarrenhood; plannedparenthood; pope; popebenedict; pp; proaborts; prodeath; slaughterofinnoncent
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The Devil doesn't like the new Pope.
1 posted on 05/04/2005 9:49:58 AM PDT by Thorin
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To: Thorin

Libs are so dumb. This is such a bad idea. Which is good.


2 posted on 05/04/2005 9:50:54 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; american colleen; ...

Catholic ping!


3 posted on 05/04/2005 9:51:42 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: uncitizen

Im an Easter Catholic most years. But nothing gets me more upset than others attacking my religion or its leaders. What a dumb A$$ move on the part of planned parenthood.


4 posted on 05/04/2005 9:54:26 AM PDT by cynicalman
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To: Thorin

PP insists on a recount.


5 posted on 05/04/2005 9:55:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Coleus; cpforlife.org

Ping!


6 posted on 05/04/2005 9:55:35 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Thorin

Parenthood is such a backwards idea. Babies should be produced in vats, factory-style, and raised in state-run homes that will inculcate appropriate values in them via education and hynopaedia. The nuclear family is an outmoded bourgeois institution and is responsible for the decadence and degeneracy of the world. While Planned Parenthood is right in campaigning against the moribund worldview of the Pope, they themselves are stuck in an inferior economic substructure. Our Ford will show them the way, or we shall banish them to the Island. /Aldous Huxley


7 posted on 05/04/2005 9:55:43 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (History remembers only what was, not what might have been.)
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To: Thorin

Long live the Pope!


8 posted on 05/04/2005 9:56:21 AM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Thorin
The Devil doesn't like the new Pope.

That would make a great tag line. The abortionists hate Pope Benedict. If they actually believed in the Devil they would fear the Pope too.

9 posted on 05/04/2005 9:57:03 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (If the thought of Hillary as prez doesn't make your skin crawl, it's on too tight.)
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To: Thorin

Man, he has just got ALL the right enemies. I think things are about to get exciting.


10 posted on 05/04/2005 9:57:10 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Thorin
Prior to being elected Pope, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger “told Catholics in the U.S. it would be a sin to vote for pro-choice candidates like John Kerry, and urged bishops to deny Kerry Communion. He has also led the Catholic Church's campaign against same-sex marriage and other rights for same-sex couples, including the right to adopt children,” wrote Fox.


11 posted on 05/04/2005 9:57:12 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: Thorin
"to send letters to the editor, requesting that Pope Benedict XVI reconsider his “backward views” and change his opinion on sexual morality. "

A waste of time since Popes listen to the Holy Spirit. Jesus called Peter 'The Rock' upon which to build His church. He did not pick Peter to be the 'poller' of public opinion.

12 posted on 05/04/2005 9:57:33 AM PDT by ex-snook (Exporting jobs and the money to buy America is lose-lose..)
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To: Thorin

And in a related story, Planned Parenthood has requested that that Sun stop rising in the East and setting in the West.


13 posted on 05/04/2005 9:57:38 AM PDT by loborojo (What the hell is a "Reagan Democrat"?)
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To: Thorin

How dare the Pope say that its immoral to have promiscuous sex.


14 posted on 05/04/2005 9:58:18 AM PDT by Mulch (tm)
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To: Thorin

I understand there is also a a letter-writing campaign to convince gravity to stop being such a downer.


15 posted on 05/04/2005 9:58:59 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Thorin

It wouldn't be a bad idea if real Catholics wrote some letters of their own as well.

I don't think the ill effects of the contraceptive culture on the health of our society are well understood by the population at large, for example.


16 posted on 05/04/2005 10:00:19 AM PDT by annalex
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To: uncitizen
Libs are so dumb. This is such a bad idea. Which is good.

Well said. They might as well say,"planned parenthood plans campaign against God."

This ought to be rich.

17 posted on 05/04/2005 10:00:25 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (In Honor of Terri Schiavo. *check my FReeppage for the link* Let it load and have the sound on.)
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To: Mulch

How DARE the Pope be CATHOLIC.


18 posted on 05/04/2005 10:00:45 AM PDT by Electrowoman
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To: Thorin

These idiots think that the Pope will wilt under the pressure of these "Modernists". This is laughable. The Pope is not concerned a whit if he is out of fashion with his views. The reward for him and his flock is in the eternal afterlife. These PP nitwits should go back to championing their founding raison d'etre- Eugenics.


19 posted on 05/04/2005 10:01:01 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yeah. This should be better than their "I love abortion" T-shirts.


20 posted on 05/04/2005 10:01:57 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Thorin; All

Oh, and I'm sure the Pope is huddling with his advisors in a damage control session right now.


21 posted on 05/04/2005 10:02:20 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (In Honor of Terri Schiavo. *check my FReeppage for the link* Let it load and have the sound on.)
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To: Thorin

Planned Parenthood = Baby killers.


22 posted on 05/04/2005 10:02:57 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Thorin
outdated stances on birth control,

Oh, truth is time-dependent. I guess the Church didn't know this. I'm sure the Church will change position now that It's been enlightened.

23 posted on 05/04/2005 10:04:16 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: uncitizen

Oh Lord! I hope the Pope, if he even gets wind of this, laughs!! It's not his opinion you are questioning, you fools, it's the word of God. The Pope is the messenger, of GODS WORD!!


24 posted on 05/04/2005 10:04:18 AM PDT by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: Thorin
“The new Pope's positions on these crucial issues pose a terrible danger to the health of millions of women and girls around the world and undermines efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS,” Fox wrote.

New Pope elected - Women and children hardest hit.

What absolute fools these PP-heads are.

25 posted on 05/04/2005 10:04:25 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Planned Parenthood is neither.)
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To: Thorin
Lemme guess, PP is gong to call him a NAZI.........In this case the pot is black but the kettle is white...........
26 posted on 05/04/2005 10:04:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make liberal.....................)
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To: Thorin

What, is Planned Parenthood gonna demand a recount?


27 posted on 05/04/2005 10:06:09 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: cynicalman

Gets my goat too! Planned Parenthood, and anyone else who speaks out about this, need to be called on their anti-catholic actions! Last time I read the Constitution, one does not attack on the basis of religion.


28 posted on 05/04/2005 10:06:15 AM PDT by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: Thorin; Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; american colleen; ...

Might I suggest that they also write letters to the editor complaining about the "outdated morals" of God Himself since that would be the ultimate source of Benedict XVI's teachings on the subject?


29 posted on 05/04/2005 10:10:28 AM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: N. Theknow
New Pope elected - Women and children hardest hit.

They always go with their top 10, don't they! LOL!

30 posted on 05/04/2005 10:11:36 AM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: gidget7


31 posted on 05/04/2005 10:11:38 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The Holy Father has ALL the right enemies...)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Parenthood is such a backwards idea. Babies should be produced in vats, factory-style, and raised in state-run homes that will inculcate appropriate values in them via education and hynopaedia.

BRAVE NEW WORLD

32 posted on 05/04/2005 10:15:05 AM PDT by murphE (The crown of victory is promised only to those who engage in the struggle. St. Augustine)
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To: Thorin

Why do "nominal and non" Catholics care? I'm not a Catholic, as a result I have no interest in trying to convert the Catholic leader to my point of view! Just like I am not a Lutheran, so I'm not trying to change their teachings.


33 posted on 05/04/2005 10:15:45 AM PDT by CSM ( If the government has taken your money, it has fulfilled its Social Security promises. (dufekin))
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To: Thorin

These guys wish they could filibuster the Pope selection. Perhaps a liberal Pope could interpret the bible to their liking and then we would be lectured that his interpretations are the law and we cannot question them.


34 posted on 05/04/2005 10:17:12 AM PDT by marylandrepub1 (If you think it's expensive now, wait till it's free!)
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To: Thorin
"In other news, Planned Parenthood's Eve Fox denounced Pope Benedict XVI for not being a good liberal Democrat and for opposing Catholic John F. Kerry's presidential aspirations."

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
35 posted on 05/04/2005 10:21:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: murphE

Thanks for the link. That's a great essay on BNW on the homepage of the site.


36 posted on 05/04/2005 10:23:48 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (History remembers only what was, not what might have been.)
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To: frogjerk

Way hip.


37 posted on 05/04/2005 10:24:03 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Thorin
and undermines efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS

Let's see, the Pope is probably all for ABSTINENCE which, as far as I can tell, is the SINGLE BEST DETERRENT to the spread of HIV (much less pregnancy).

Yeah, he really is undermining efforts to prevent the spread. Uh-huh.

38 posted on 05/04/2005 10:30:02 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: Thorin
Prior to being elected Pope, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger “told Catholics in the U.S. it would be a sin to vote for pro-choice candidates like John Kerry, and urged bishops to deny Kerry Communion. He has also led the Catholic Church's campaign against same-sex marriage and other rights for same-sex couples, including the right to adopt children,” wrote Fox.

Good for Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI. I'm not Catholic but it looks like the current Pope is on the right track with the kind of reform the Catholic Church really needs, which is a backbone to stand up to the whiny American "cafeteria" Catholics. Maybe they should all go join the Episcopal church because if the Catholic church went the way they wanted it to go, that is what it would become and that would be a shame.

39 posted on 05/04/2005 10:30:20 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (America is not free anymore, the judicial oligarchy rules. Want proof? Ask Terri Schindler!!!!!)
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To: Thorin
I think the modern Nazi eugenicists at Planned Parenthood are gonna need a lot of luck with this PR campaign. They finally admitted that they were unsuccessful in their attempt to bribe the Vatican with a $1 billion "contribution" back in the 1960s to get the Church to "lighten up" on its moral teachings on birth control and abortion.

Josef Cardinal Ratzinger doesn't seem like the kind of person who gives a flaming sh!t about PR campaigns.

40 posted on 05/04/2005 10:32:48 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but lord I'm free.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Ping.


41 posted on 05/04/2005 10:33:26 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but lord I'm free.)
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To: Thorin; Petronski

Wow the disease is catching!


42 posted on 05/04/2005 10:35:07 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: uncitizen

Campaign? Do they want to defeat him when he runs for reelection? Ha ha.


43 posted on 05/04/2005 10:35:16 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Thorin

Next, Planned Parenthood will be demanding that the Pope replace the Mass with "The Vagina Monologues".


44 posted on 05/04/2005 10:35:58 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: Thorin
Fox told her supporters that Pope Benedict XVI is “against all forms of contraception and opposes the use of condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS.”

I guess her supporters didn't realize this.

Perhaps she would also like to tell her supporters what the failure rate is for condoms. That might be news for them too.

45 posted on 05/04/2005 10:45:18 AM PDT by siunevada
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To: thompsonsjkc; odoso; animoveritas; St. Johann Tetzel; DaveTesla; mercygrace; ...

Moral Absolutes Ping.

Mmm hmm. Yup, Planned Parenthood, the symbol and personification of much that is evil, wants to instruct or influence the new Pope, to get him off his old fashioned moral stance. Which morality is the only bulwark against complete social breakdown leading to barbarism, anarchy, and totalitarianism.

Like flies into a fire. It's almost entertaining to watch, if it wasn't so horrible.

Let me know if you want on/off this pinglist.


46 posted on 05/04/2005 10:45:50 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: Thorin
Pope Benedict XVI must be encouraged to “reconsider his dangerously outdated stances on birth control, abortion and sexuality in order to help move the Catholic Church into the 21st century,”

Sounds like a typical Clinton line.......

This organization really is a waste of oxygen!

47 posted on 05/04/2005 10:47:08 AM PDT by Gerish (Choose God, he has already chosen you.)
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To: Thorin

Do condoms really prevent the spread of HIV and AIDs? Can anyone back that up with reasonably reproducible statistics?


48 posted on 05/04/2005 10:50:54 AM PDT by johnb838 (Free Republicans... To Arms!)
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To: Thorin

Time for a little excommunication for those associated with Planned Barrenhood. Bishop Bruskewitz has already shown the way on this issue. May many of his brother bishops follow suit.


49 posted on 05/04/2005 10:53:17 AM PDT by Antoninus (Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini, Hosanna in excelsis!)
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To: Inwoodian

Thank Goodness our Holy Father was one of the first to realize that the thinking of the leftists was not forward thinking, but that it was ancient thinking, very ancient indeed.


50 posted on 05/04/2005 10:53:51 AM PDT by johnb838 (Free Republicans... To Arms!)
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