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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NYer had sent out a ping a while back seeing who still wanted to be on the list. It seems that a bunch of us didn’t pay any attention to it and got removed from the list.
Heh ... Pat would reason them into absolute hysterics and then recite the Star Wars saga in iambic pentamenter. That will teach them!
I’m not sure the USCCB would be the best group to hold such a copyright.
We’d need a bus! :o)
Our van is full with just us.
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Ours is, too. We haven’t upgraded to the 12-15 passenger yet. That’s next on our list although we have joked about buying a small bus.
It’s currently being trumpeted on this guy’s blog too as a courageous Catholic position and something we should be proud of.
the killing of babies is not being respected, Zignego concluded.
There ... I fixed it.
He won, too.
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I’m a BAD Catholic...but I have never used birth-control in my LIFE!!! This is disgusting!
DATA SYNTHESIS: The 2 most common types of hormonal EC used in the US are the Yuzpe regimen (high-dose ethinyl estradiol with high-dose levonorgestrel) and Plan B (high-dose levonorgestrel alone). Although both methods sometimes stop ovulation, they may also act by reducing the probability of implantation, due to their adverse effect on the endometrium (a postfertilization effect). The available evidence for a postfertilization effect is moderately strong, whether hormonal EC is used in the preovulatory, ovulatory, or postovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present theoretical and empirical evidence, both the Yuzpe regimen and Plan B likely act at times by causing a postfertilization effect, regardless of when in the menstrual cycle they are used. These findings have potential implications in such areas as informed consent, emergency department protocols, and conscience clauses.
**Young Catholics for Choice**
I think not. They need to check their catechism!
|2399 The regulation of births represents one of the aspects of responsible fatherhood and motherhood. Legitimate intentions on the part of the spouses do not justify recourse to morally unacceptable means (for example, direct sterilization or contraception).
|2370 Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality. These methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom. In contrast, "every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible" is intrinsically evil:
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You are never a “former” Catholic. Once you are a baptized Catholic — you are ALWAYS a Catholic. Better rethink your views.
This is in my backyard, but I haven't seen any of these ads.
Didn't know about this until I saw the post.
Hmmmm.... It ain't gonna sell around here.
I took some time off recently. It probably happened then. This is all the proof I need to justify being on FR 24/7!
Isn’t this the establishment of a state church, and therefore unconstitutional?
No, now I’m a born against Christian. Not a Catholic. Pouring a little water on my head didn’t do anything for my salvation.
But you are marked forever as a Catholic. The fault wasn’t in the Baptism, but in the lack of catechesis you (didn’t) receive.
You are welcome to come back to the Catholic Church at any time. All you need to do is sit down with a priest and get your questions answered. Which would lead to other steps, of course.
I really have no desire to come back to the Catholic church. I am well versed in the Gospel and know that I am saved by Grace.
OSAS doesn’t fly too well with Christ.
What happens at the moment of your death and you haven’t gone to Confession for years — and thus, your sins are not forgiven and forgotten by God?
Your risk — one I would not take.
|1449 The formula of absolution used in the Latin Church expresses the essential elements of this sacrament: the Father of mercies is the source of all forgiveness. He effects the reconciliation of sinners through the Passover of his Son and the gift of his Spirit, through the prayer and ministry of the Church:
I confess directly, I don’t need to go to confession. My sins were covered by the blood of Jesus, there is nothing else I need do, nor indeed nothing I CAN do. I realize you have good intentions, but after having my eyes opened by reading the Bible myself, I realized that I was not saved because I attended church, was baptized as a Catholic, went to confession, etc. God bless you, however.
Generally speaking, these groups are not young (they’re usually run by gray-hairs), not Catholic, and not for “choice” on anything but whether or not you can kill an unborn baby.
And if you’re wrong, as I’m sure YOU are?