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Italy approves RU-486

December 10, 2009

Italy has granted final approval to the abortion pill RU-486 but, unlike most other nations, will limit its use to hospitals.

“There will be excommunication for the doctor, the woman and anyone who encourages its use,” Bishop Elio Sgreccia said in July, referring to the penalty of automatic excommunication associated with abortion. The retired president of the Pontifical Academy for Life added, “First abortion was legalized to stop it being clandestine, but now doctors are washing their hands of it and transferring the burden of conscience to women.”

 


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Dec. 10, 2009 4:27 PM ET USA

    Please send Bishop Elio Sgreccia to America to say those same words---"There will be excommunication for the doctor, the woman and anyone who encourages its use."