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Human Life International President Likens Condom Promotion Campaigns to ‘Russian Roulette’
Condom distribution campaigns, such as the one
conducted by the United Nations
Population Fund, "play Russian roulette with people's lives,"
Human Life International
President Father Matthew Habiger said in a press release.
"Handing out condoms in response to a health crisis as massive
and devastating as AIDS is morally repugnant," Habiger said. The
attack comes soon after the British government announced plans to
donate over $35 million to the UNFPA to battle HIV/AIDS through
distribution of male and female condoms and antiretroviral drugs
in developing nations. "Rather than treating the AIDS pandemic
as a danger that requires education, a change of lifestyle, and
the safeguards of sexual morality, the condom-givers are staking
people's lives on the durability of a thin piece of latex. Not
only are they promoting sexual immorality, but they are spreading
-- not stopping -- the AIDS virus by encouraging belief in the
infallibility of a piece of plastic," Habiger asserted. Arguing
that approximately 10% of
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