New Zealand    BISHOP SAYS CONTRACEPTION THE LESS OF TWO EVILS
Young people who choose to ignore the Church's stance on pre-marital sex should use contraception rather than risk putting themselves in the position where they may consider abortion, according to Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland.
   "I am not advocating anything...but if that is the way people want to behave, certainly be very careful. We are not just talking about physical risks, we are also talking about broken hearts," the Sunday Star-Times quoted him as saying.
   Bishop Dunn recently created controversy following his offer of cash and assistance to women considering abortion.
   "Don't do it" remains the Catholic Church's official stance on pre-marital sex, Bishop Patrick Dunn said. But if they did not heed the advice they should take full precautions.
   
Reuters
17/4/00

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