nothing more to say
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 15, 2006
With the abortifacient "emergency contraceptive" pill now available over-the-counter, the Boston Herald finds local Planned Parenthood officials chalking up another political victory. But not everyone is pleased:
Edward F. Saunders Jr., executive director of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the Roman Catholic Church in Massachusetts, said: “The position of the bishops all along has been that they’re opposed to it. I don’t think there’s anything more that needs to be said.”
Now notice the argument advanced by the spokesman for the Massachusetts bishops-- perhaps the only argument that Herald readers will ever encounter.
- He does not point out that the "emergency contraceptive" pill usually works by causing an early abortion.
- He does not point out that pharmacists may be forced to violate their consciences or lose their positions, in a clear violation of religious freedom.
- He does not point out that use of the drug may entail medical risks for women.
In short the chief lobbyist for the Church doesn't make any logical argument against the "Plan B" pills-- just an appeal to the authority of the bishops. They're against it. No need to explain. And you wonder why the Church keeps losing political ground in Massachusetts?
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