Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So What Else Is New, Huh?

The Catholic Church in Germany got in more hot water by denying a morning after pill to a probable rape victim.

Last week, a women who suspected she was drugged and probably raped, sought treatment at two Catholic hospitals and was turned away. She finally was treated at a Protestant hospital.

So now the Catholic Church with qualifications will allow a morning after pill that prevents sperm from fertilizing an egg. The use of RU-486 is still banned.

Melissa Eddy, reports, "… the bishops said they had not been aware that various forms of emergency contraception were available…."

Now, I wouldn't expect the bishops to be up-to-date on contraception, but I would expect the Catholic hospital staffs to be aware of these protocols.

Sources:

Brown, Stephen. "German Catholics allow morning-after pill in rape cases." Reuters. February 21, 2013. Web.

Eddy, Melissa. "Germany: Morning-After Pill Allowed For the Victims of Rape, Bishops Say." New York Times; World Briefing; Europe. February 22, 2013. Print.


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