Photo ~ Cardinal Meisner of Cologne, Mgr Heinrich Mussinghoff of Aachen, Mgr Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen, Mgr Felix Genn of Münster, Mgr Hans-Josef Becker of Paderborn and Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz -- all of whom have allowed the killer morning-after pill in the Catholic hospitals of their dioceses in Germany
Spanish Bishops show error in German abortifacient-friendly decision
Some malicious news sources are saying today that "the Spanish bishops" have "followed the lead" of the German Bishops and authorized the use of the "morning-after pill" in case of rape.
But that is not at all what happened. First, of course, it was not "the Spanish Bishops", but the secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, Bishop Juan Antonio Martínez Camino. Second, this is what he said, with clear irony regarding the abortifacient-friendly bishops of Germany, and it makes a world of difference:
"If there is a pill that prevents that there be a conception in cases of rape, then it is licit to prevent it." [However,] "We have no knowledge of a morning-after pill without abortifacient effects. If it does exist, it may be used, with the doctrine we have." "If it does exist, we will be sure to know it .... all morning-after pills have this possible abortive effect. Therefore, its use is illicit. If it does exist in Germany, we are not aware of it. It is not known to us that this technical possibility exists." (Several sources, including El Mundo)
And of course there is no such magical pill. In a few words, the charade of the German Episcopal Conference, seconded by the ignorant statement of Bp. Carrasco, against the official and formal view of his own Pontifical Academy for Life, is thus aptly dismantled.