Tell the Roman Catholic hierarchy to honor women and their reproductive rights
  • Petitioned The Roman Catholic Church hierarchy

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Tell the Roman Catholic hierarchy to honor women and their reproductive rights

    1. genevieve beenen
    2. Petition by

      genevieve beenen

      sheboygan, WI

 

Most of you are not Catholic, so, petitioning the Roman Catholic hierarchy may not seem terribly important to you. However, the Roman Catholic Church has influence around the world and its rigid stance against women and their right to control their reproductive lives only encourages the hostility of other groups that are currently waging that same war against women. 

 

The Roman Catholic hierarchy has every intention of influencing an entire national election based on this one issue.

 

My arguments are two: that the Church 1) is being dishonest in claiming it believes the zygote is a full human being and 2) is wrong to cling to its centuries-old errors about sex and women. 

 

The Church would much better bend its energies to outlaw war, erase poverty, eliminate starvation which is basically a political tool, and protect and defend those children who are already living. However these social problems that perpetually overwhelm the human family are the products of misguided male hubris and the Church has frequently demonstrated a huge tolerance for disastrous male behavior.

 

I ask you to read the petition, then sign it; and then encourage others to do so as well.

 

 

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    1. The church's error in things sexual connects to the current sex scandal.

      genevieve beenen
      Petition Organizer

      The blindness the Church has toward things sexual has much to do with its past and current handling of priest abuse of children. We must confront the Church on its need to address all its errors on the subject of sexuality. Apologizing is not enough; not nearly. We don't need a politically correct speech from someone removed from human reality. To apologize and then continue in culpable ignorance is an affront to all — human and divine. The Church as an institution needs to remove itself from trying to lead in these matters and begin humbly to educate itself. About sexuality in regard to women, children, priests; about sexuality itself.

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. This is added to: About This Petition

      genevieve beenen
      Petition Organizer

      The Church would much better bend its energies to outlaw war, erase poverty, eliminate starvation which is basically a political tool, and protect and defend those children who are already living. However these social problems that perpetually overwhelm the human family are the products of misguided male hubris and the Church has frequently demonstrated a huge tolerance for disastrous male behavior.

    4. Reached 25 signatures

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    • philip leeman LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      The RC church is a powerful institution. Its opinion matters, and when it is wrong, then dissent is correct.

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    • Philip B. Freyder PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Contrary to the misogynistic mummies who hide pederasts in their midst while ruling the the still balefully influential Roman Catholic church, women are not the defiled and defiling daughters of Eve, coitus is not a sinful act, a zygote is not a person and women have every right to decide what happens to their bodies, to include the right to abort. As a father and grandfather, I also recognize children's right to be born to parents who are psychologically and economically able to provide them with the best possible upbringing, education and health care. I sign this petition because I want the Roman Catholic church out of women's business.

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    • Alan Cummings` LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a school teacher, and every day I see more and more unplanned and unwanted children. They lead sad lives and often hurt others as they act out their anger towards others. All children deserve to be born into a family that wants them and is ready to welcome them. I support family planning in all senses of the word!

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