The Morning After Pill: Position of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family

Tuesday, May 18 2004

(COLF -- Ottawa) On Tuesday, May 18, 2004, federal Health Minister Pierre Pettigrew announced that the government would proceed following one final consultation with making “the morning after pill” available at drug stores without prescription.

On November 27, 2003, Bishop Pierre Morrisette of Baie-Comeau, chairman of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), wrote the Minister of Health outlining Catholic concerns about the morning after pill.

The concerns are:

This week COLF has received notice from Mr. Pettigrew indicating that the November 27, 2003 letter would be forwarded to the body carrying out this latest consultation for its consideration.

The full text of the letter may be found on the COLF website by clicking here.

The Catholic Organization for Life and Family was jointly founded by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus . Its purpose is to promote respect for life, human dignity and the essential role of the family.

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Deacon William Kokesch
Director, Communications Service


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