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Catholic Church Bans Condom Distribution in Schools Built on Their South African Property

by Kathy Jones on  February 25, 2013 at 7:44 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
The Catholic Church in South Africa has banned the distribution of condoms in schools that have been built on church property in the country.
 Catholic Church Bans Condom Distribution in Schools Built on Their South African Property
Catholic Church Bans Condom Distribution in Schools Built on Their South African Property
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According to the Sunday Times, Cardinal Wilfred Napier, head of the church in South Africa, has dismissed the plan by the KwaZulu-Natal education department as "short-sighted" and "immoral".

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Napier voiced his dissatisfaction about the move to curb teen pregnancies in a letter to Education MEC Senzo Mchunu, News 24 reported.

Mchunu's decision followed a conference last month to find solutions to sexual abuse, teen pregnancy and substance abuse in the province.

"Once something is distributed by people in authority, children take it as an okay. I cannot understand the lack of insight into the psychological damage that is being done to the younger generation," Napier told the newspaper.

According to the newspaper, Mchunu confirmed that condoms would not be distributed to Catholic schools.

Source: ANI
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