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Francis admits contraception is morally acceptable in fighting Zika virus

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 07:19 UTC
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Pope Francis suggested that using artificial contraception may be morally acceptable in fighting the Zika virus. But the Argentine pontiff, speaking to reporters as he flew back to Rome from an exhausting visit to Mexico, categorically ruled out abortion as a response to Zika, comparing the practice to a “Mafia” killing. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    The Dope of an argie Pope is allowing contraception (without it being a mortal sin) but not abortion to prevent a poor, deformed baby with likely severe brain damage from undergoing a lifetime of pain.


    Has he NO compassion? Ah it's the RCCunts 'brilliant' idea of making as many new 'followers' as possible. The fact they are deformed and in pain with small brains matters not one iota. And what about the lifetime of self loathing the parents will be experiencing, blaming themselves for their badly handicapped child?

    Nobody who agrees with this can be considered a Christian.

    BTW he says Trump is not a Christian, well after this despicable 'edict' neither is he.

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Pathetic. Francis should remember that we are in the 21st Century, even though he thinks he isn't...

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Not! The life belongs to God.

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @3 BR asshole
    I see, a friggin' Bible puncher.......both you and Lula should have been aborted....after all, if you exclude your flappy ears, your heads measure about 20 cms....

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    I would start working harder and longer if I were you, because you are going to have to pay a lot more tax to support the small headed welfare cases for their rest of their lives.

    If this problem persists, the level of retardation in Brazilian society will increase markedly and this will end up costing your country BILLIONS. If in doubt, just refer to thalidomide and the cost to the state to deal with those birth defects.

    This problem will resonate through your society and your government budget for the next CENTURY.

    Feb 20th, 2016 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    The countries which have other critical issues to handle; can not afford to treat the battle against Zika as the Top-Priority.

    For the politicians in the countries like Venezuela, Brazil, etc; the struggle for remaining in power is more urgent than the elimination of Zica.

    Neither the efforts from the WHO, UNO, Governments nor the individual efforts can eliminate it totally - from ALL over the globe.

    Hence; Zika is here to stay.

    Feb 21st, 2016 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Can Brazilians afford condoms or the contraceptive pills is my question, do they manufacture said items in Brazil?

    Feb 21st, 2016 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    So far only Brazil has seen an increase in microcephaly.

    We need to find out why it is so far only happening in Brazil. It may not be a global problem.

    Either way it is already an issue in Brazil.

    Feb 21st, 2016 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @1 I agree with you.
    Ironically it is only the small brained people who follow him anyway.

    Feb 21st, 2016 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 1
    I fully agree with you.

    Feb 23rd, 2016 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @7 golfcronie
    Sure they manufacture condoms and contraceptive pills here, and they are affordable, but since a good portion of the population aren't too bright, that is, they don't think they need to use them, e.g., BRasshole, what can you expect ?

    Feb 23rd, 2016 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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