SOUTH African Bishop Dowling recently stated ‘that condoms were not a means of preventing the transmission of life, but to prevent death’.
Based on this misconception, he then challenges moral Church teachings at the South African Catholic Medical Mission Board.
The bishop conveniently forgets that when a husband is infected by means other than his rightful wife, his infection cannot be protected by using a condom for his wife.
I am not to judge who is right and who is wrong in spreading AIDS, but it is high time that those responsible for promoting the multi-billion dollar anti-life condom industry, together with those who are made to believe that condoms protect one from getting AIDS, are to be redressed with moral Church teachings, as well as be attuned to basic scientific evidence.
It is generally known that:
Condom failure in teenage pregnancy prevention is around 20 per cent.
Pregnancy can occur three to five days out of each 30. The AIDS virus can be transmitted every day of the year.
The condom was never designed as a preventative measure against any of today’s 54 known STDs.
Condoms sold must legally pass British Standards 3704. This allows five in every 1000 condoms to fail the Polsseable Watertest Law, and that is adequate for sperm passage.
The AIDS Virus is 450 times smaller than one sperm cell, while the HIV virus is three times smaller than herpes and 60 times smaller than syphilis.
The tiniest electron micrograph flaw is 50 times the size of HIV.
Loss of one hair during a two minute coitus can produce a leakage of 12,000 viruses. One HIV virus is sufficient for infection.
Considering above basic evidence, it is clear that the condom is very limited indeed in its protective ability. Why on earth then are we continuously bombarded by the media and why is AIDS commercialised with condoms at the expense of millions of lives?
All we need is sex education commitment and not treating the effects only, with the fable of the condom or the not yet existing preventative and/or curing AIDS drug.
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