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Jesuit university’s birth control, pregnancy resources: call Planned Parenthood for more information

Catholic World News - February 11, 2010

Four of the “sexual health resources” on the University of San Francisco health promotion service’s web site-- including resources on birth control and pregnancy tests-- recommend contacting the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for more information.

The four resources were published by the Office on Women’s Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services during the Bush and Obama administrations.

In addition, the university’s “birth control (contraceptive) methods” page includes links related to the use of 11 contraceptives and abortificients.

“As a Catholic university we provide the following information not to promote the use of contraception, but rather to help those who choose to be sexually active,” the web page states. “In particular, we encourage all who are sexually active to behave responsibly in their decisions. Whatever your sexual orientation happens to be, if you choose to be sexually active, it is also very important to be respectful of yourself and your partners, including reducing the risk of passing sexually transmitted infections. A responsible decision to be sexually active, or not, is one that is freely made and yours alone.”

“Being sexually active is a decision that is best made taking into considering your faith, your values, whether this is the right person, the right time in your life and this relationship, and how you would feel were this relationship to break up,” the web page adds.

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  • Posted by: tmsharel5764 - Feb. 13, 2010 10:14 AM ET USA

    Catholics used to be taught that to have sex outside marriage was a mortal sin, if you die without repenting, there is an unpleasant eternity waiting. Now, however, we use our own conscience to decide what is right and wrong. There is just one little problem with that, however, well, more than one, but what does one say when priests molest these people's children because their priestly consciences don't stop at birth control or fornication or. . .anything!?

  • Posted by: JR - Feb. 11, 2010 1:15 PM ET USA

    Elsewhere on the USF's website: "As a Catholic university we provide the following information not to promote slavery, but rather to help those who choose to own slaves. Here are some ways to get the maximum amount of work out of any slaves you may choose to own..."

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