Brazil Tells Catholic Church to Shove It
The church tried to sue The Brazilian city of Recife for it’s plans to distribute “morning after pills” to carnival goers this year. The Catholic Church lawsuit claimed the initiative promoted sex and provided “abortions.”
(Can you imagine! Those dirty, filthy, disgusting carnival goers might want to have….sex!!)
On top of its legal defeat, the church has come under fire from the Brazilian government for attempting to sway public health policy.
“The (Recife) mayor’s office is right and the church is wrong, again,” Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao said Sunday. “The morning-after pill is used with medical guidance and is a matter of public health, not religion,” he said.
God, it is so refreshing to read about a government that is willing to stand up for what is good for it’s people despite pressure from the church. And the Recife mayor’s office didn’t stop there. How’s this for a modern attitude from an other wise 2nd world nation.
The municipality says its aim is to “guarantee the sexual and reproductive rights of women who have been victims of sexual violence or who have had a failure of contraceptive methods.”
According to the newspaper Pernambuco, the archbishop at the center of the storm, Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, is not prepared to back down on the issue, and had threatened excommunication to any church-goers who use the pill.
I have news for those church-goers. Get excommunicated. You’ll save money, have a lot more fun and be better off in the long run.