As opposed to the rest of us

What an odd bit of phrasing in the lead of The Times story about the Vatican considering condoms:

Even at the Vatican, not all sacred beliefs are absolute: Thou shalt not kill, but war can be just. Now, behind the quiet walls, a clash is shaping up involving two poles of near certainty: the church’s long-held ban on condoms and its advocacy of human life.

Don’t we all advocate human life?