Jimmy Akin weighs in on the Connecticut Bishop Conference controversy regarding Plan B and Catholic hospitals.
THE BIG RED DISCLAIMER: What I am about to write is not indicative of my own view. I’m trying to explain the apparent reasoning of the Connecticut bishops. I’m not saying that they are correct or incorrect. Rome could rule either way on this, and it may well get involved. What I’m trying to do is explain a position, not defend it.
His post is well worth reading especially regarding contraception in a non-marital context, something that many do not realize that this still requires some magisterial development.
He later addresses the possible abortafacient properties of Plan B.
I’m far from being an expert on Plan B, but any time there is a possibility that something is abortafacient, I want to apply the Deerhunter Principle: If you’re out in the woods hunting, you cannot open fire if the result is reasonably foreseen to involve the possible death of a human.
I used the hunter principle in my original post, but I did this mainly because I have heard Jimmy Akin use it before and it is quite apt in this situation. Though I do wonder if we can get embryos to wear orange?
His post shows why Jimmy’s writings are so valuable since while he states he "finds troubling about the whole situation" he also shows the scope of the issue.