Quito, Ecuador, Mar 28, 2011 / 12:05 pm
Fr. Juan Carlos Mari is calling on the president of Ecuador to reverse a “family planning campaign” that would provide condoms and contraceptive pills free of charge.
The priest sent an open letter to President Rafael Correa on March 25. He called the president to focus instead on “teaching values and a correct understanding of sexuality, continence and chastity among young people.”
These measures are more effective in preventing teen pregnancies, the priest added.
The Ecuadoran president’s proposed family planning program would create a society that can no longer “distinguish between “good and evil, or worse yet, that would end up calling what is evil good and what is good evil,” Fr. Mari said. It would be a society “hovering between perversion and the lowest of animal instincts,” he warned.