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Activists at DePaul University Want Contraceptives Given Out on Campus

Activists at DePaul University Want Contraceptives Given Out on Campus

“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.

An unofficial group called Students for Reproductive Justice distributed condoms and lube on campus at the time. Similar efforts continued through the past years.

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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“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….”

I, I, I, I,…..
She says in her own statement it should be the STUDENT’S decision!
It is not up to a Catholic university to violate Catholic doctrine.

I, I, I,…….who died and made you boss?

henrybowman | July 3, 2022 at 4:56 pm

“Why do people enroll at Catholic schools and then defy Catholic teachings? Are there not enough non-religious schools?”

Locust theory. Those have already been eaten into uselessness.

A Punk Named Yunk | July 4, 2022 at 11:25 am

What for? Isn’t there a chain pharmacy (like Walgreens) just off campus, where they can buy all the contraceptives they want? It is just plain arrogance to demand a Catholic university violate its principles to pander to loudmouthed, entitled brats. Solution (which they never do): Just kick them out, or at least deny them enrollment next semester.

I wonder what dePaul is doing with gay activists. Yeshiva University seems to lack the cujones to remove the gay activists. If you don’t want to abide by religious commandments, don’t attend a school that is based on those commandments.