Bishops of Paraguay denounce morning after pill
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The Bishops Conference of Paraguay denounced this week the abortifacient nature of the morning after pill and the decision by the county’s Minister of Health to authorize the sale and use of the drug, in defiance of Paraguay’s laws protecting the unborn.

In an official statement, the bishops recall that the pill in question has three mechanisms: the inhibiting of ovulation, the thickening of cervical mucous to prevent the movement of sperm, and the preventing of implantation of a fertilized ovum by altering the lining of the uterus.

According to the bishops, this third mechanism is the most serious “because with conception having taken place, implantation will not occur, and the embryo will die.”

Likewise, they warned that starting with the country’s Constitution, the principal national laws and international agreements protect human life from the moment of conception.  In this sense, he said, “a resolution by the Health Ministry can never subjugate an entire legal system at the national and international level.”

The bishops also recalled that “doctors, nurses, obstetricians, pharmacists and also teachers should firmly morally object to these hidden forms of aggression against the weakest and most indefensible of individuals, as is the case with human embryos, giving valiant witness by their actions to the inalienable value of human life.”

The bishops exhorted “everyone to respect the scientific principle of the beginning of human life, from conception until natural death.  Fertilization should be considered as the beginning and not implantation in the uterus.  The fertilized ovum already has the complete genetic structure of a new being.  It is a human life.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Pope Francis in the Philippines: Manila Welcomes the Pope
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Highlights
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Interview with Cardinal Ranjith
Pope Francis in SriLanka: Inter-religious Faith Meeting
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day

Liturgical Calendar

January 29, 2015

Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mk 4:1-20


Daily Readings

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Mk 4:1-20