Los Angeles clinic named for Archbishop Romero distributes condoms

Oscar Romero (1917-1980), archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador and a controversial figure in South American politics, was murdered in 1980 while at the altar saying Mass.

He eloquently stated his abhorrence of abortion: “It moves one’s heart to think: Nine months before I was born there was a woman who loved me deeply. She did not know what I was going to be like, but she loved me because she carried me in her womb and when she gave me birth, she took me in her arms, because her love was not just beginning – she conceived it along with me. A mother loves and that is why abortion is so abhorrent…” 

Clinica Msr. Oscar Romero operates private, nonprofit, federally qualified community health centers at two locations in Los Angeles. One is in the Pico-Union/Westlake area and the other is in the Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles neighborhood.

Clinica Msr. Oscar Romero website lists supporters. Two of the supporters listed are the California Endowment Foundation and the California Wellness Foundation. Both of these foundations offer extensive “family planning” services, including those for teens. Also listed as a government supporter of Clinica Msr. Oscar Romero is the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

HHS, through its Title X program, agencies, funds family planning and teen programs. A major Title X grantee is the California Family Health Council, Inc., noted as “Advancing Sexual & Reproductive Health Through Research, Education and Advocacy”.

A review of the health council website offers a search function. Inserting “Oscar Romero” as a search term brings up four hits: TeenSource Clinic Finder, Redirected Title X Funds, Find a Clinic, and Clinic Search.

TeenSource Clinic Finder at: www.teensource.org provides a page with a crude image of a cartoon character wearing a condom for a hat, and showing the words: “Put a cap (condom) on it. What’s Hot! Score Free Condoms. Free. Every time. Get condoms now”.

A zip code can be entered. Entering the zip codes of the two Clinica Msgr. Oscar Romero sites brings up Clinica Msr. Oscar Romero in first place in a list that also includes Planned Parenthood sites.

Returning to the home page of “TeenSource” and clicking on “Get Condoms Now” provides a page with the banner “GET FREE CONDOMS. Looking for free condoms? If you live in California and are 12 -19 years old, you’ve come to the right place. Enter your info below to find out how you can get free condoms near you.”

This mail request was tested, and it does work. A supply of 10 condoms and accompanying 10 packets of sex lubricant and instructions for how to use the condom was sent through US mail to a mailing address – provided as coming from a minor child.

Almost all organizations like Clinica Msgr. Oscar Romero which distribute condoms and other birth control drugs and devices to minor children, are involved with providing abortion referrals.



Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:38 AM By Tony de New York
It is SHAMEFUL that the good name of bishop Romero is used to CONFUSE hispanics.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5:41 AM By JMJ
This is why we need to stop Title X, in fact, we should get rid of all these Titles and I hope that the Bishop’s office has been told about this as this is not only an insult to Msgr. Romero, but it also gives the appearance that the Roman Catholic Church is involved in this scandal. +JMJ+

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5:48 AM By Ted
It’s your state, your vote, and your obligation to fight against evils such as this. The first thing to do is clean out the legislature, then the governor’s office.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 6:07 AM By peter
Condoms prevent abortions. How perfectly consistent with the archbishop’s abhorrence of abortion.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 6:39 AM By lisag
Look at the other article for today where PICO is asking for more tax money in support with Gov. Brown. This is a great example of waste in government and misappropriation funds.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 6:57 AM By JOHN
Surely, Archbishop Gomez and the Archdiocesan lawyers will sue this despicable place in order to defend the good name of Archbishop Romero.l Years ago there was a similar place in East Los Angeles called “Our Lady of Guadalupe Clinic.” Catholics begged Bishop Juan Arzube to do something but he had no interest.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:06 AM By Catherine
Another clinica diabolica mocking God and begging for Divine retribution. If you live in California you’d better be in the state of grace or wear a life jacket.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:07 AM By Camille
If Sen. Christine Kehoe’s bill SB 1338, Abortion, passes next week these clinics could well be on their way to training anyone to commit an abortion. They are already training nurses to make their living in this manner. We need the support of Sen. Juan Vargas, Sen Lou Correa, in So. Cal to help prevent this disaster.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:19 AM By Deacon Jim
So … where’s the rest of the story? What is going to be done about this? This must be addressed.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:04 AM By Brad
peter, my brother, google abortion images and then come back here and speak so flippantly about them. Your heart is breathtakingly hard.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:03 AM By peter
Brad – I’m missing your point. I am anti-abortion. Condoms prevent abortions.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:35 PM By Delilah
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. Pax

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:57 PM By OneoftheSheep
“I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.” John 12:45 Archbishop Romero, pray for us that we may be light in this Culture of Death. We must shine so that those seduced by the foolishness of this age may come to believe in true Wisdom.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 2:52 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
This goes right along with what I recently wrote in the site about Cesar Chavez, that is when I wrote that they are taught to use the religion especially the Catholic Church to further their evil goals! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 2:57 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
5:48 AM By Ted, No the first thing we in California have to do and probably won’t thanks to the intentional dumbing down of our “education system”, is to eliminate the ungodly power of the Unions to elect thugs such as Moonbeam Brown. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:01 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
6:57 AM By JOHN, The late Bishop Arzube probably did nothing because by law he couldn’t. The only thing that would work in this case under our present “government” is massive demonstrations, but where are the alleged pro-life Latinos on this. They should stage massive demonstrations. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:14 PM By Carlos
Romero on birth control: “These campaigns that revolve around the use of contraceptives and the use of abortion are sins against the faith of Abraham and against God who bestows upon men and women this gift of fertility … In our country the law of God is being abused when instruments are distributed that violate the laws of fidelity and when clinics are established that in the name of the government impose mutilation and sterilization. With what right are these things done when life is a gift of God? What right do married people have to sterilize themselves or use contraceptives if life is a gift of God?”

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:42 PM By JLS
False, peter; condoms increase abortion. There is way more abortion now than before condoms were marketed.

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:00 PM By JLS
Being holy needs to be defined by the lives of the bishops, as the Pope has charged them to do. All things good stem from holiness, and not from knowledge, managerial skill, administrative brilliance, or any other such cop out used by unholy bishops. The answer to the problem is bishops becoming holy.