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Mexican bishops denounce first lady for advocating condom use. (The church and AIDS).

TWO CATHOLIC BISHOPS IN Mexico have spoken out against the first lady, Marta Sahagun, wife of President Vicente Fox, after she advocated the use of condoms to protect against the spread of HIV/AIDS. She called for "the moral courage to fight AIDS" in an advocacy campaign that promoted safe sex. The bishop of Tlaxcala, Jacinto Guerrero, claimed that her statement was "depraved" as it "legitimized sexual liberty by advocating condom use" according to the newspaper Reforma. "In fact," he alleged, "many millions of people are infected with AIDS because of the propaganda surrounding condoms." Reports also indicate that the party headed by Fox may have dropped the word "condom" from its manifesto for the July legislative elections.
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Publication:Conscience
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Geographic Code:1MEX
Date:Jun 22, 2003
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