By LIAM DILLON (Contact)
9:26 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2009
AVE MARIA — The Publix at Ave Maria is not carrying condoms, a move the supermarket chain said was a “business decision” based on space and perceived customer preference, adding there was no prohibition on their sale.
Access to condoms and other contraception within Ave Maria has received scrutiny from the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups for more than three years after town co-developer Tom Monaghan made national news with comments stating the town would restrict the sale of those items. Monaghan later backed off his statements.
The town of Ave Maria is built around Ave Maria University, also founded by Monaghan, which is a university in the Catholic tradition. Catholic Church teaching prohibits the use of contraception.
ACLU of Florida Executive Director Howard Simon said Wednesday his organi
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