Tags: boston | college | free | condoms

Boston College Bans Free Condoms

Monday, 08 Apr 2013 01:01 PM

By Lisa Barron

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Officials at Boston College have barred a campus group from distributing free condoms, a move that follows bans that have taken place across the country at other Catholic-affiliated institutions.

“The distribution of condoms is not congruent with our values and traditions,” read a letter to Boston College Students for Sexual Health, according to The New York Times. It was signed by Paul Chebator, dean of students, and George Arey, director of residential life at the Jesuit institution in Newton, Mass.

“Should we receive any reports that you are, in fact, distributing condoms on campus,” the letter continued, “the matter would be referred to the student conduct office for disciplinary action.”

The group, formed in 2009, has worked with campus offices such as residential life and health services to provide resources and information about sexually transmitted diseases, birth control choices, and Planned Parenthood clinic locations, group member Chelsea Lennox told the Times.

But Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said in a letter to the newspaper, “As a Jesuit, Catholic university, there are certain Catholic commitments that we are called to uphold.”

The ban on the distribution of condoms is similar to bans at other universities with Catholic founding missions, including the College of the Holy Cross, also in Massachusetts, and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

The school did not specify what disciplinary action the group could face if members ignored the warning, but the ACLU of Massachusetts is reportedly planning to defend the students if necessary.

“They don’t have a right to impose their religious beliefs on students or faculty through threats and intimidation,” said executive director Carol Rose.

The students and the administration have reportedly scheduled an April 29 meeting to discuss the situation.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Man Detained after Threats at LA Times Building

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 22:03 PM

A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times buil . . .

Body Found by Highway Is Missing Massachusetts Boy

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 21:42 PM

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-yea . . .

Scam Burns Miami-Dade Fire Department From Within

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 21:33 PM

South Florida is no stranger to insurance fraud. But a recently exposed scam involving public workers is sure to leave t . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved