Afternoon Roundup: What Does the Pope Mean When He Talks Condom-Use?

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Afternoon Roundup: What Does the Pope Mean When He Talks Condom-Use?

Amie Newman

It's a short and sweet round-up today!

It’s an amended afternoon round-up today! Sorry for the shortened version but we’ll be back on track tomorrow.

  • Babble.com’s Strollerderby blog released its Top Ten Health Stories of 2010. Among the top of the top? Breastfeeding rates are still considered too low in the United States; health care reform aims to improve maternity coverage and children’s health care but may stomp out abortion access as well.  
  • What exactly did the Pope say – or mean – when he discussed the use of condoms for HIV prevention? The Catholic Church says, today, to stop interpreting his words to mean an official change in doctrine concerning condom use. That is, condoms are not okay for contraception or birth control or even, says the Church, that using a condom to stop the spread of HIV was a lesser evil. But, mostly, women take note. We should understand that preventing pregnancy, under the Catholic Church, is always evil.