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Argument: Condoms do not ensure against pregnancy, STDs, HIV/AIDS

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Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family - “In the case of the AIDS virus, which is around 450 times smaller than the sperm cell, the condom’s latex material obviously gives much less security... to talk of condoms as ‘safe sex’ is a form of Russian roulette.”[1]


Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo and Bishop Elio Sgreccia of the Pontifical Council for the Family [“The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality”. Origins. 1 Feb. 1996. - “Parents must reject the promotion of so-called ‘safe sex’ or ‘safer sex,’ a dangerous and immoral policy based on the deluded theory that the condom can provide adequate protection against AIDS.”[2]


Fr. Jacques Suaudeau, of the Vatican Council for the Family, in the Catholic journal Medicina e Morale [Our Sunday Visitor. 2 Nov. 1997]. - “Using a condom to protect oneself against HIV amounts to playing Russian roulette.”[3]

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