You go on to report that Richard "Doerflinger of the U.S. bishops' conference...does not believe this language means the practice of administering Plan B in Catholic hospitals is illicit....Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut, chair of the Committee on Doctrine and Pastoral Practices of the U.S. bishops' conference, agreed....Talking Points on Dignitas Personae prepared by the Catholic Health Association assert that current practice in Catholic hospitals will 'remain unchanged.' The CHA text says that 'Plan B, the medication of choice for emergency contraception, does not appear to have a post-fertilization effect, given the results of repeated scientific studies'" <http://ncrcafe.org/node/2327/print>.
There are only be two ways for CHAUSA's contention of no "post-fertilization effect" to be "true," & neither is acceptable:
- CHAUSA's staff is so incompetent, as to be unable to understand the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Q and A on Plan B.
- CHAUSA's staff has embraced a Brave New World definition of "conception", which is NOT Catholic.
As per the FDA's Q and A on Plan B, "Plan B works like other birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Plan B acts primarily by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation). It may prevent the union of sperm and egg (fertilization). If fertilization does occur, Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb (implantation)" [emphasis added] . Clearly, Plan B is an "interceptive" and an abortifacient.