[Progressive Catholic perspectives on reproductive health and rights: the political challenge of orthodoxy]
Language: 
Portugese
Short Title: 
[Progressive Catholic perspectives on reproductive health and rights
Abstract: 

Catholics do not follow official Roman Catholic teachings on matters of sexuality and reproduction, including the position that contraception , even for married couples, is always evil, and that direct abortion , even to save a woman's life, is always illegal. Less well known is the extent of the Church's involvement in policy-making on these same issues. For example, it has forced the closing of in vitro fertilization (IVF) services from Poland to Uruguay. As the Church has never declared any of the dominant views, over time, regarding when a fetus becomes a person as a doctrine or dogma, there is no theological justification for the absolute condemnation of abortion. Neither is there a theory on "just abortion" similar to the "just war" that allows killing under certain circumstances. The enormous gap between the Church's positions and the views of worshippers has led Catholics to shape a workable and honorable sexual and reproductive ethic of their own The Church could make a positive contribution if it chose to accompany people on this quest rather than to raise roadblocks.

Author(s): 
Kissling, null
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Cadernos De Saude Publica
Journal Abbreviation: 
Cad Saude Publica
Publication Date: 
3/30/1998
Publication Year: 
1998
Pages: 
135-137
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
SU 1
ISSN: 
1678-4464
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 9594012

Turabian/Chicago Citation

null Kissling. 3/30/1998. "[Progressive Catholic perspectives on reproductive health and rights: the political challenge of orthodoxy]." Cadernos De Saude Publica 14: SU 1: 135-137.

Wikipedia Citation

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