I figure I’d ask on how this topic fits within my moral theology and I wanted some opinions from more seasoned members.
I know that having premarital sex is a mortal sin, as is the use of contraceptive purely for the reason of preventing pregnancy.
Although I do know that using contraceptive for the primary use of treating a disease while decreased fertility being a secondary effect is morally acceptable – like treating ovarian cysts or endometriosis, as my mother had.
What I’m looking for are some opinions on schools providing free condoms to sexually active students, or really, anyone who asks for them. My school (Parkland) I believe does it, as Allentown does and probably hundreds of other schools across the nation.
I know that two wrongs don’t make a right, but if a person is overcome with the desire to sin, isn’t the use of the condom mitigated by the rational desire to ensure safe sex? Or am I incorrect in my stance? I think that if a person *must *have sex and there is no way to otherwise change their mind, the only thing that can be done is to make the act safer. This is my opinion.
Granted, I am living within a young, new generation. A generation that has forgotten God. And there is so much gray to discern. My cousin Timothy is 16 and has been sexually active for the past 2 years. No wrong way made by my aunt or uncle, it simply lies in my cousin’s will for sex.
And in today’s age, this is seen as “normal” and that contraceptive usage is “safe”. I was indoctrinated into this thinking 4 years ago in sex ed class, a mandatory course. In a world that tries to act with good intentions while not going to God for help, what is right?