Navigation Links
New Poll Shows Catholics Around the World Believe Good Catholics Can Use Condoms
Date:11/29/2007

Catholics for Choice Publishes Results of Four-Continent Poll Gauging Catholic Opinion on Hierarchy's Ban on Condoms

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even in the face of an AIDS epidemic that costs millions of lives, the Vatican has stubbornly refused to lift its ban on condoms. A new multinational poll, however, shows that Catholics the world over believe that using condoms is prolife because it prevents the spread of HIV and AIDS.

According to the four-continent poll by Belden Russonello & Stewart, Catholics in Ghana, Ireland, Mexico, the Philippines and the United States support condom use overwhelmingly. When asked if "using condoms is prolife because it helps save lives by preventing the spread of AIDS," 90% of Catholics in Mexico, 86% in Ireland, 79% in the US, 77% in the Philippines and 59% in Ghana agreed.

Unfortunately, the Catholic hierarchy's position holds the most sway in the countries least able to deal economically and medically with the disease. Whereas Catholics in Ireland (79%), the US (63%) and Mexico (60%) overwhelmingly agreed that "the church's position on condoms is wrong and should be changed," the numbers for Catholics in the Philippines (47%) and Ghana (37%) were lower.

When questioned about the church's responsibility to help prevent the spread of AIDS in a health care context, 87% of Irish Catholics; 86% of Mexican Catholics; 73% of US Catholics; 65% of Filipino Catholics and 60% of Ghanaian Catholics believe "Catholic hospitals and clinics that the government funds should be required to include condoms as parts of AIDS prevention."

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, commented: "From Mexico City to Manila and Accra to Los Angeles, Catholics know that using condoms is prolife. More and more bishops and priests have been speaking out against the Vatican's opposition to condoms. This is a battle with very high stakes. Every day, more people are infected and die. While Catholics recognize that the hierarchy's position is wrong, it would help significantly if the Vatican came out and supported the use of condoms. There are substantial theological grounds -- and even more humanitarian and compassionate grounds -- to change this policy. It is high time for that change to happen."

To see the complete poll, and learn more about the Condoms4Life campaign: http://www.catholicsforchoice.org and http://www.condoms4life.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Catholics for Choice
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
2. New research shows how chronic stress worsens neurodegenerative disease course
3. Embryonic Human Stem Cells May Help Repair Heart Muscle, Lab Study Shows
4. Circulating fats kill transplanted pancreas cells, study shows
5. New Heart Pump Shows Promise in Trial
6. Novel 3-D cell culture model shows selective tumour uptake of nanoparticles
7. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
8. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
9. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
10. Avocados may help prevent oral cancer, OSU study shows
11. New Poll Shows Public Distrusts Flawed Healthcare Approach Favored by Governor and Speaker in AB 8
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, April 26, ... the Southeast, celebrated the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, the “Rural ... (R - Cumming), offers a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations which donate ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Fort Stewart, GA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... on Monday, May 16, 2016, at its new location in the Exchange Furniture Mall ... including a raffle for a 50-inch Samsung Smart TV. Plus attendees will have the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids in proper muscle development. , ... Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Globalization has threatened the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Reltok Nasal Products proudly announces that Boston Medical ... neck/ear, nose and throat specialty, has added the KOTLER NASAL AIRWAY™ to its diverse ... is a newly patented safety device secured by nasal surgeons onto the floor of ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... print media enterprise focused entirely on patients with cancer, today announced that Lynne ... chosen as the 2016 CURE® Extraordinary Healer® for Oncology Nursing , which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... 29, 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds ... market research report that provides an overview of ... at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, ... and molecule type, along with latest updates, and ... key players involved in the therapeutic development for ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 ... glyco-biology expertise, today announces the appointment of Dr. ... Dr. Zurlo is an oncologist with many years clinical ... and biotechnology industries. His last role was at Mologen ... of the Executive Board. Previously Dr. Zurlo held various ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016  While Abbott,s announced purchase of ... valve repair and stent business, healthcare research firm ... more firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that ... device areas, with double-digit growth expected the next ... Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: