Jesuit Boston College students seek campus-wide contraception distribution

Jesuit Boston College students seek campus-wide contraception distribution

From CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY REPORT CARD – 2/13/18

By Matthew Archbold

After publicizing an online poll on sexual activity on campus, the Students for Sexual Health (SSH) at Boston College is seeking a resolution from the student government in support of allowing the group to distribute contraceptives on campus.

According to BC’s student newspaper, the group’s very unscientific survey asked questions of fewer than 400 students on Facebook—79.9 percent of whom self-reported that they’d been sexually active while enrolled at BC.

Armed with these stats, SSH is seeking enough signatures to initiate a campus-wide vote. That vote would not bind the university. In fact, in a 2009 referendum, 90 percent of students voted to make birth control available at Health Services. Thankfully, the administration refused.

The thinking here seems to be that BC students either don’t know or don’t care about the Church’s teaching on sexuality, so therefore the university must violate the Church’s teaching on contraception. Not only haven’t these students been learning Catholic teaching at BC, but it doesn’t seem they’re learning logic either.

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