“As a Catholic university, DePaul is supposed to follow the teaching of the Catholic Church.”
DePaul is a Catholic school. Why do people enroll at Catholic schools and then defy Catholic teachings? Are there not enough non-religious schools?
The College Fix reports:
DePaul activists want contraceptives given out on campus
DePaul University activists have continued their push to get contraception distributed on campus, though the university has previously prohibited it.
“I want the current policy around the distribution of contraceptives changed because I think it should be the students’ decision about their own health and reproductive choices, not the university’s,” Professor Ann Russo told The College Fix via email. The women’s and gender studies professor also directs the Women’s Center.
“Contraceptives and access to reproductive health care are essential to people’s wellbeing, opportunities, and self determination,” she told The Fix.
As a Catholic university, DePaul is supposed to follow the teaching of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church forbids the use of contraception.
“The distribution of birth control devices, of any kind, is strictly prohibited on university premises,” the university policy, last updated in 2018 states.
The Fix reached out to Student Affairs and university spokesperson Kristen Matthews multiple times via phone and email to ask if the 2018 policy remains in effect but did not receive a response in the past three weeks.
The Student Government Association held a town hall in May to demand the university a change in policy. It occurred after the leaked Supreme Court opinion to reverse Roe v. Wade.
Magoli Garcia, the new SGA vice president, said one priority of the student government should be condom distribution. The Fix reached out three times in the past three weeks via phone and emails to ask Garcia questions. The Fix wanted to ask Garcia how condom distribution aligned with the Catholic Church’s teaching but never received a response.
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