Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More Archdiocese of Philadelphia parishes advertising providers of Plan B

Your Excellencies:

I would like to call your attention to additional advertisements in parish bulletins, which are highly inappropriate (See attached.).

The new chart links to 17 additional bulletins, which are readily available on the internet. The chart notes where a parish is advertising for a pharmacy provider of the notorious Plan B, linking to information from the manufacturer of Plan B. Personally, I do not understand how parish advertisements for any provider of contraceptives &/or abortifacients could be justified. Yet, ads for providers of Plan B strike me as particularly egregious. Via the bulletin of St. Peter in West Brandywine, one Plan B provider even brags of being a parishioner!


This new chart also notes that St. Stanislaus in Lansdale has an ad for the East Norriton Women's Health Center. As per its own web site,

It should be noted that the East Norrition Women's Health Center has removed one page from its web site (i.e., http://www.enwhc.com/essure_sterilization.htm), perhaps making its involvement with sterilization less obvious. Yet Dr Dominick Giuffrida is certified in Essure, which is readily described as "a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy." Dr Dominick Giuffrida and Dr Joann Sansone are also associated with Mercy Suburban! In fact, East Norriton brags that


At the very time that we are called to fight against the draconian HHS mandates, some are acting as though they "just don't get it." Inclusion of these sorts of ads sends a message that sterilization, contraceptives, and/or abortifacients are simply "no big deal."

Sincerely,





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