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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2006,14:10   

NYT article about anti-contraception nutballs.

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Kimberly Zenarolla, for one, is applying the theology of the body to the American political sphere. She is the director of strategic development for the National Pro-Life Action Center, a two-year-old organization with 10,000 members that lobbies on abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and contraception. She's also a single 34-year-old who lives in Washington with, as she put it, "a group of young professionals who are living the countercultural message of chastity to its fullest expression."

Zenarolla told me she converted to Catholicism two years ago: "I tell people I became Catholic because of the church's teaching on contraception. We are opposed to sex before marriage and contraception within marriage. We believe that the sexual act is meant to be a complete giving of self. Of course its purpose is procreation, but the church also affirms the unitive aspect: it brings a couple together. By using contraception, they are not allowing the fullness of their expression of love. To frustrate the procreative potential ends up harming the relationship."

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2006,14:29   

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NYT article about anti-contraception nutballs.

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Kimberly Zenarolla, for one, is applying the theology of the body to the American political sphere. She is the director of strategic development for the National Pro-Life Action Center, a two-year-old organization with 10,000 members that lobbies on abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and contraception. She's also a single 34-year-old who lives in Washington with, as she put it, "a group of young professionals who are living the countercultural message of chastity to its fullest expression."

Zenarolla told me she converted to Catholicism two years ago: "I tell people I became Catholic because of the church's teaching on contraception. We are opposed to sex before marriage and contraception within marriage. We believe that the sexual act is meant to be a complete giving of self. Of course its purpose is procreation, but the church also affirms the unitive aspect: it brings a couple together. By using contraception, they are not allowing the fullness of their expression of love. To frustrate the procreative potential ends up harming the relationship."

I can't remember his name now, but there was a loon on (I think) Pharyngula late last year who was also giving us that 'contraception destroys relationships between men and women' line, as well as rather lame notions about how it's harmful to women's health. As I recall, there was a huge pile on in reaction to the guy, he lamely tried to defend his rather atavistic position, then dropped out of sight. Can't recall the guy's name or the name of the thread, tho, or I'd give a link.

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sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 07 2006,22:20   

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She's also a single 34-year-old...


uh huh.

  
Chris Hyland



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(Permalink) Posted: May 08 2006,01:53   

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We believe that the sexual act is meant to be a complete giving of self. Of course its purpose is procreation, but the church also affirms the unitive aspect: it brings a couple together. By using contraception, they are not allowing the fullness of their expression of love. To frustrate the procreative potential ends up harming the relationship."
I think she just doesn't like the feel.

EDIT: Even better theory, a guy persuaded her that this was the case so she wouldn't want to wear one. :D

  
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