Current Pope of the Catholic Church: Pro-Choice for all Women Catholics for Mental Health
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Current Pope of the Catholic Church

Current Pope of the Catholic Church: Pro-Choice for all Women Catholics for Mental Health

    1. Sharon R. Stone BS, DD_Swami Stone
    2. Petition by

      Sharon R. Stone BS, DD_Swami Stone

      Houston, TX

Pro-Choice for all Catholics is tantamount to the mental and physical health of all women everywhere (regardless of what religion they practice). Change must begin with the Catholic Church who began their war on women with Emperor Constantine. Every other religious effort has followed his example and he was neither priest nor pope, but a 'politician'! It is imperative for women the world over because faith in or a personal relationship with God is an individual one on one relationship where no church or man of any religious dogma should enter into.

There is NO MAN OR WOMAN, CHURCH OR GOVERNING BODY who can tell a woman what to do with her own body. It has to be a decision that is her own and that she takes full responsibility for. WOMEN ARE NOT CHILDREN SO STOP TREATING US LIKE WE ARE!!! Religion should not be allowed to infringe upon the equal rights of even just one woman. I am a Life Coach and have counseled women for over 18 years and much of the trauma that women are facing in life today is related to church or religious controls and dogmas that require them to not only remain in marriages where they are suffering mental and physical abuse they also have no choice if they are Catholic or Protestant to chose whether or not to have any more children if they become pregnant, or they will be excommunicated from the Church! If women get a divorce they are excommunicated and are cast out just like being 'stoned' to death in Jesus' day! Women need the right to participate in their God given - not Pope given - right to worship in the Catholic and other Christian Churches regardless of marital status and whether or not they can manage to care for a child - this is a separate and wholly personal decision and no ones business but their own.

Birth control is part of this as the women are forced to remain in troubling and dis-empowering relationships which includes being FORCED to have children if they get pregnant, and have the pressure to remain in an abusive marriage because they got pregnant (they do not want to raise a child on their own). This puts ALL WOMEN IN A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONUNDRUM that leads to debilitating life long depression, drug use, alcoholism and suicide! These women are complete slaves to not only the Church but also to their HUSBANDS - especially when they are not even allowed the use of birth control. This is misogyny and hatred of women which calls into play the objectification of women's bodies as being under a man's rule! Jesus respected women, and birth control has nothing to do with being a Christian it does however have to do with keeping MEN in control of Women (Stone, 2009).

Sharon R. Stone BS, DD (Psychology and Theology/Social Psych PhD major).
Author of 'Going Clear, Doorway to the Divine', (2009).

To:
Current Pope of the Catholic Church, Office of the Cardinal-Secretary of State
Pro-Choice for all Women Catholics for Mental Health. End misogyny in the Church!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Jon Heffelfinger WHITMORE LAKE, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      I am all for equality, peace and justice. The Catholic Church provides great support for the needy and is to be commended for these group efforts within the church. They do discriminate women in their roles (becoming priests). As far as choosing life, most would concur that this is important, but should be left to the woman and her particular situation. Also, the church needs to accept the gays, transsexuals, and all who are willing to pray in their church. The role of religion, no matter what beliefs should be based on the golden rule, no matter if part of a religion or not. One of the better persons I know, does not believe in God, but goes about treating all with kindness and generosity, provides help for the needy and is a better Christian than most church goers.

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    • Pamela Burridge NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Women are one half of the human race still, in this century, being tortured by the other half.

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    • ritu pratap UDAIPUR CITY, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      it is for the welfare of females likes us who are exploited when they go out for earning their living

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    • Nancy Miller PRESCOTT, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      I value my freedom to choose whether or not to have a child and feel that all women deserve the same right.

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      • over 1 year ago

      as a woman one can empathize most deeply and until the genders are in balance one knows, there will be no peace or progress in the world.

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