Earlier this month, I came across a disturbing news item: "The drug war in Mexico has forced the Catholic Church to confront allegations it accepts donations from drug lords." I was reminded of how few Catholics seem "to get it" with regard to hormonal contraceptives being abortifacients....
- While only a handful of conscientious pharmacies in the entire nation refuse to sell those poisons, advertisements for pharmacies that do sell hormonal contraceptives - even the notorious Plan B - can be found in parish bulletins in the Diocese of Trenton and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. They don't get it!
- Abortifacient Contraceptive Manufacturers ("To help morally responsible investors avoid complicity with evil, Pro Vita Advisors offers the following screening list of publicly traded companies of hormonal contraceptive manufacturers."): Pfizer and Wyeth make that list, as well as a list of employers with "matching gift" programs for the Diocese of Trenton's Bishop's Annual Appeal (All the more upsettingly ironic is the link at the bottom of the page to report abuse!). They don't get it!
With Central Jersey & Philly's Northern Suburbs being home to some of the WORLD'S leading manufacturers of hormonal contraceptives, it would be wonderful if local pastors, the episcopacy, and/or pro life offices join us in Walking the Victory Trail to Protest the Pill. At this point, the Legal Center for the Defense of Life has spoken with the local sheriff & confirmed that the walk will be fine (Just be careful to use designated parking in Washington's Crossing Park!).
Bravo, Bravo, Bravissimo to the American Life League for its annual "The Pill Kills" awareness efforts! Praise God that the American Life League's founder is also a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life!