.- The Spanish newspaper ABC reported this week that at least three Catholic hospitals in the region of Catalonia are distributing the abortion pill RU-486, including one affiliated with the Archdiocese of Barcelona.
According to ABC, the Sant Pau Hospital, the Sant Joan de Deu Hospitalâoperated by the St. John of God congregationâand the Sant Celoni Hospital are currently distributing the pill. Administrators from all three facilities confirmed the report, saying distribution of the drug is âpart of the current policy.â
Sources from the Sant Celoni Hospital told ABC that facility has been distributing RU-486 for some time.
âIt is quite amazing considering that the hospitalâs own code of ethics, to which ABC gained access, lists as the first commitment required of professionals is that of âdefending and prolonging human lifeâ,â the newspaper reported.