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German Bishops “Approve” a Morning-After Pill that Does Not Exist

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German Bishops “Approve” a Morning-After Pill that Does Not Exist

Catholic hospitals and physicians in Germany left out in the cold by a decision that ignores science
Cardinal Karl Lehmann

According to a new statement by the German Bishops’ Conference, Catholic physicians and hospitals can now prescribe and administer the morning-after pill (MAP) in cases where a woman is a victim of sexual assault as long as it does not cause an abortion.

The trouble with this declaration is that the morning-after pill is a known abortifacient. While it acts in some cases by preventing conception, in others it prevents the implantation of an already conceived human being. The embryo is aborted. Because it is impossible to say in any given case how it will act, a MAP abortion is always a possibility.

How did the German Bishops’ Conference come to such a pass? The short answer is that it caved under intense media pressure.

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Some thing I am very worried about is that Cardinals who see this will act in the same way. It is very odd in the US that both the National Catholic Reporter (liberal Catholic Newspaper) and the National Catholic Register ( more conservative Catholic Newspaper) advocated for two people to be good candiates for Pope. One is Cardinal O'Malley from Boston. He choose to support Barak Obamas HHS …More
Some thing I am very worried about is that Cardinals who see this will act in the same way. It is very odd in the US that both the National Catholic Reporter (liberal Catholic Newspaper) and the National Catholic Register ( more conservative Catholic Newspaper) advocated for two people to be good candiates for Pope. One is Cardinal O'Malley from Boston. He choose to support Barak Obamas HHS mandate which forces everyone to support via taxes contraception and abortion. I wouldn't think a Cardinal would support this kind of legislation, and then there is Cardinal Dolan who was very stauch against Obama speaking at Norte Dame in 2008, and has supported a stand against the HHS mandate, but as the last presidential campaign went on, just sort of went lax and let whatever would happen happen..

Also both of these Cardinals are big supporters of some Catholic Radio Stations that seem to care more about money and listening to who gives money more than the teachings of the Church.
SaintPaulMinistry
Jer. 23:1 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LORD.

PRESS, IGNATIUS (2009-08-12). The Ignatius …More
Jer. 23:1 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LORD.

PRESS, IGNATIUS (2009-08-12). The Ignatius Bible (Kindle Locations 38559-38563). Ignatius Press. Kindle Edition.
Galahad
Very interesting (translated with the google-translator):

Archbishop Eguren: The Holy See has in morning-after pill changed nothing

mjae01 (Lima) The Chairman of the Committee for Family, Children and defense of life in the Peruvian Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren, has noted that the Holy See is not his stance on morning-after pill, because of their potentially abortive …More
Very interesting (translated with the google-translator):

Archbishop Eguren: The Holy See has in morning-after pill changed nothing

mjae01 (Lima) The Chairman of the Committee for Family, Children and defense of life in the Peruvian Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren, has noted that the Holy See is not his stance on morning-after pill, because of their potentially abortive mode of action, change , and thus have created clarity in relation to the "lonely and surprising" Declaration of the German bishops, which has allowed its use in Catholic hospitals in Germany for women who are victims of rape.

The Archbishop of Piura and Tumbes (Peru), recalled that the German bishops had referred to "the availability of new drugs with altered mode of action" of the morning-after pill, which do not have an abortifacient effect. But "he has not shown, in which these amendments would, still support what new scientific studies that claim."

In this sense, he recalled that up "to this day the most reputable manufacturer of pharmaceutical product, recognizing that PD (morning-after pill) has or OEC (, Oral Emergency Contraception '/, oral emergency contraceptive') has three possible mechanisms of action: the to prevent ovulation, affecting the mobility of the sperm and to prevent the implantation of the embryo. This last, the implantation or nidation (implantation) of the embryo (ie, a new human being) to avoid being in the womb, an abortion. "

"The Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the authority for the control of drugs and pharmaceutical products, which sets the standards for the United States of America, and therefore for the rest of the world acknowledges to this day the potentially abortifacient mode of action of PD or OEC, "he added.

"So he-knows-it confirmed no morning-after pill, whose abortive potential of the international scientific community would be excluded accord and even less their marketing as such. Accordingly, under these circumstances, and by this time, their use always immoral, even in the case of rape. "

Archbishop Eguren pointed out that, "if in the future a PD or OEC would be developed, which would have the characteristics that would allow the morality of their use after a rape, the Holy See will be the one who will tell it what to date is not done. "

The archbishop said that, in the case of Peru, the pill is banned because "the absence of abortive mode of action has not been established" and the Peruvian law "protects the embryo, that is, the unborn child from the moment of conception."

"On the question of whether it is morally, after the rape of a woman give a morning-after pill, which prevents fertilization, that is, avoiding that the sperm reach the unjust aggressor (the rapist), the eggs of the victim the answer is simple: Yes, as long as there is a risk that the same pharmaceutical product causes an abortion if fertilization had taken place, "he explained.

However, he clarified that, "although the couple is not allowed to use contraception to control the birth rate, since it is a morally reprehensible means, this moral standard, which has not changed and will not change, can the case of rape shall not apply. Rape is an inhumane and unjust act serious, consequently this case, the moral principles of self-defense application. "

Archbishop Eguren said that, although the trial is allowed to prevent the fertilization as a result of rape by lawful means, as soon as the fertilization has occurred, "we have a new man in front of us", whose life must be protected.

"This teaching has not changed, it remains unchanged. Direct, that is, as an end or as a means of deliberate abortion is, in heavy contrast to the moral law (...). It is never justified to kill the child received, not even "under the vicious and brutal circumstances of rape, he said.

"The overwhelming cases of women victims of rape and had become pregnant and was the wise and courageous elected to receive their child's life, bear witness to it that it is this decision which really wins over the rape, since they is choice of good over evil and the triumph of love over violence, "he concluded.

Link to the German original version:

www.katholisches.info/…/erzbischof-egur…
G.Taylor
What a disaster the cardinals of Germany appear, they contradict themselves with regard to scientific fact and appear to do the same with the Churches magesterium.
If they do not believe, then for goodness sake, resign!
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The German Bishops’ Conference has neatly boxed itself in. On the one hand it wishes, in cases of rape, to authorize the use of a kind of morning-after pill that does not exist. On the other hand it condemns the use of all kinds of morning-after pills that do exist.

This confusion has, not surprisingly, invited attack from those who wish to see the moral authority of the Church …
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The German Bishops’ Conference has neatly boxed itself in. On the one hand it wishes, in cases of rape, to authorize the use of a kind of morning-after pill that does not exist. On the other hand it condemns the use of all kinds of morning-after pills that do exist.

This confusion has, not surprisingly, invited attack from those who wish to see the moral authority of the Church destroyed. A number of German media outlets have editorialized that the “approval” of MAP does not go far enough, and that the Church needs to accept abortion, at least in cases of rape. By the way, they add, it should also ordain women.

We hope the German Bishops’ Conference will reconsider its statement as soon as possible.
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In reality, they won’t test for ovulation and they will never question the claim of rape. This is a free pass for any woman to get an abortifacient/contraceptive regardless of circumstances. The early legalization of contraceptives and abortion in the US were supposed to be just for married couples and women in particular limited circumstances, respectively. How did that turn out?
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