February 5, 2013

German Bishops to Back the Pill?

Tom Heneghan, Reuters

Germany's Catholic Church may approve some so-called morning-after pills for rape victims after a leading cardinal unexpectedly announced they did not induce abortions and could be used in Catholic hospitals.

 

Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne, an ally of German-born Pope Benedict, changed his policy after two Catholic hospitals refused to treat a rape victim because they could not prescribe the pill, which is taken after sex to avoid pregnancy.

 

 

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TAGGED: Abortifacients, Abortion, Catholic Church, Germany

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