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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Gisele Bundchen Takes On Catholic Church

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen decided to take on the Catholic Church over its abortion and contraception policy.

Supermodel blasts church's opposition to condom use, abortion
June 6, 2007



RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Gisele Bundchen is the biggest international star on the runway during Rio's Fashion Week, but she's also making headlines for criticizing the Roman Catholic church's opposition to condom use and abortion.

Bundchen, who paraded Tuesday night for the Colcci label, told the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the church's take on contraception is hopelessly outdated because it was adopted when "the women were virgins, the guys were virgins."

"Today, no one is a virgin when they get married," Bundchen said.

She made the comments less than a month after Pope Benedict XVI criticized government-sanctioned abortion laws and birth control during a five-day visit to Brazil, the world's most populous Roman Catholic nation.

While most abortions are banned in Brazil, the government hands out more than 300 million free condoms each year to prevent AIDS and unwanted pregnancies.

"To prohibit condoms is ridiculous, just think of all the diseases transmitted without them," the 26-year-old supermodel told the newspaper.

She added: "How is it possible to not want people to use condoms and also not have abortions? It's impossible, I'm sorry."

Bundchen isn't the first Brazilian celebrity to clash with the Roman Catholic church over contraception.

Popular singer Daniela Mercury was pulled from a 2005 Vatican Christmas concert over her participation in an anti-AIDS campaign promoting condom use.

But don't you see Gisele, it's the Catholic Church's way or the highway!! Never mind the fact that most people aren't virgins, the abstinence only policy doesn't work when that's all they teach.

Let us not forget that the Catholic Church isn't interested in preventing diseases. After all, their henchmen (priests and the like) have been spreading lies to the people of Africa that condoms are laced with AIDS. They're only interested in preventing women from having control over their own bodies. They're only interested in making sure that babies are born. They don't care and to say that they do is a joke!!

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