Skip to comments.Wisconsin group argues Catholics can use contraception in good conscience
Posted on 12/04/2009 11:18:01 AM PST by markomalley
A Wisconsin group claiming to be Catholic has launched a series of television ads which state that using contraception doesn't make you less of a Catholic. The group, Young Catholics for Choice, has partnered with the Wisconsin Family Planning Health Services and is advocating the use of the controversial morning after pill.
Member of Young Catholics for Choice, Marissa Valeri, told Milwaukee's Fox 6 news, They may have heard differently from the hierarchy and they may have heard differently from their parish priest and we're here to let them know that they are not alone and that you can be a good Catholic and use contraception.
She added, I'm sure there will be some conservative voices out there that will not agree with that we are saying in these ads and we're not speaking to them. We're speaking to the vast majority of Catholics that use contraception and are supportive of emergency contraception and use that as well."
As a young Catholic myself, Young Catholics for Choice does not speak for me, said Virginia Zignego, communications director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. The Catholic Church clearly opposes contraception and abortion. It is unfortunate that Catholics for Choice are using the label Catholic to push their agenda and normalize risky sexual behavior.
Archbishop Jerome Listeki, the new Archbishop of Milwaukee, says there isn't any room for interpretation on the issue of choice. He noted that to say one is a Catholic, but also embraces a position of choice, denies an inherent aspect. He told Fox News, That inherent aspect is the dignity of the human individual right from the very moment of conception.
That strikes at odds with the Church's teachings, concluded Listeki.
Young Catholics for Choice presented the Plan B pill as the get it before you need it pill at this press conference. However, they fail to mention the series of negative affects it has on the woman's body.
Pro-Life Wisconsin cited the FDA website which warns that Plan B is not designed for frequent use, because of its negative health consequences, which include blood clots and a high risk for ectopic pregnancy.
The pill itself works by creating a chemical abortion within the woman's body. The morning-after pill can act to terminate a pregnancy by chemically altering the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so that a newly conceived child (human embryo) is unable to implant in the womb, thus starving and dying, notes Pro-Life Wisconsin.
When Young Catholics for Choice and Family Planning Health Services recommend women should have [the morning after pill] on hand before they need it,' women's health is not being respected, Zignego concluded.
"Young Catholics for Choice" indeed...
Who died and made them Pope?
That’s kind of up to the Pope....Ain’t it?
Heresy isn’t a particularly novel practice.
If any of them are actually baptized Catholics then EXCU them.
Particularly in regards to abortifacient contraceptives, like Plan B, it is NOT up to the Pope. The Pope can't just go about and change the position of the Church on important doctrinal matters, particularly since those doctrinal matters have been condemned by the Church since around AD 65 (when the Didache was written).
Somebody asked JPII about if the Church would ever change it's position on Womynpriests. Not only did he say no...he said that he CAN'T make that change. The same thing here with this issue. It can't be changed.
A lot of folks are confused and think that contraceptives were prohibited by Paul VI. I know...that's the way the media spun it. Well, Paul VI did not invent that doctrine. It has ALWAYS been a part of Church teaching. Paul VI, in his writing Humanae Vitae, simply confirmed and codified what the Church has always taught.
As a former Catholic I understand that. It was a joke. Sheesh.
That is exactly what should be done. Give them fair warning and if they persist excommunicate them. This so-called Catholic group is leading the faithful to Hell and should be dealt with accordingly.
A lot of people. A LOT don't.
Their chosen title says it all. It says exactly what they are up to. They would deny "From My mothers womb You have been My God" Psalm 22:10.
sounds like they are taking cues from Patrick Kennedy...
Taking cues from Patrick kennedy is like taking cues from a goat. My Lord, but he’s dumb.
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Since when? I wonder if they say the same thing about abortion too.
“Wisconsin group argues Catholics can use contraception in good conscience”
Um. No they can’t. There. I have spoken. It’s settled. :0)
I’m sure they say the same thing about fornication. Surely the number of married women who need to carry “emergency contraception” around is pretty limited.
I'm thinking that you and Tax-chick should pile your kids in a bus, drive up there and set these women straight!
I'm sure I can guess the average person's opinion of the moral authority and big-picture relevance behind that pronouncement, even though I'm all in favor of it!
Just so, with these numbskulls! And I wouldn't be surprised if their actual membership numbers are on a par with my own "Company's," too!
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