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Christopher Herne's opinion, in the January 27 My View column, that Catholic colleges should offer free condoms to students is akin to a "Right to Life" contribution to an abortion clinic.

It has been said, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." Everyone needs a foundation of beliefs upon which to build their life. This is the bedrock we rely on.

Choices have consequences. Herne's impassioned plea is prompted by the consequences his friend suffered from his own choices, not the absence of school-provided condoms. The suggestion that he had unprotected sex because he had no money for condoms is absurd.

He had money for drinks at a bar. He had a choice: suds or sex. Don't cry in your beer now!

Patricia B. Stewart East Amherst

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