Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rubber The Wrong Way

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on where women can buy contraceptives:

“Is the ability to buy contraceptives, that are now widely available — my Lord, all you have to do is walk into a 7-11 or any shop on any street in America and have access to them — is that right to access those and have them paid for, is that such a towering good that it would suffocate the rights of conscience?” Dolan said in an exchange uploaded by Raw Story. “I don’t think so. I hope the Supreme Court agrees.”

This from a guy who, if he lives up to his vows, never bought a rubber in his life.

Or perhaps this is what he tells his priests when they’re getting ready for choir practice.

His Eminence was speaking on TV last Sunday about the Hobby Lobby case — he wants them to win — and getting just about everything wrong.  The case is not about having contraception paid for by Hobby Lobby, nor is it about over-the-counter methods like condoms.  It’s about a person’s right to have access to healthcare without the interference of holier-than-Christ employers.

The more women have access to birth control, the fewer abortions there will be.  I hear the Catholic Church has a view about that.

4 barks and woofs on “Rubber The Wrong Way

  1. Dolan talking about family planning (at least planning that doesn’t involve a HUGE family) is as appropriate as a vegan steak house.

  2. Ah the free-speaking blathering ignorance. You’ll note that most of those who oppose women’s freedom of choice are male. Did the man have a mother or sisters? Much of the church’s historic stance against birth control wasn’t biblical but a self-interest in producing more tithing and church-going parishioners.

  3. He has no clue and no say. When the church decides they are going to support these children they want so desperately it would be one thing. He is just not credible.

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