Dr. Gerard Bradley, Professor at Notre Dame’s Law School, has taken down Fr. John Jenkins for failing to exercise the religious freedom now being respected by the federal government under President Trump. Jenkins apparently likes to cover those birth control pills for Notre Dame staff and students. He started out by retaining the entire Obamacare birth control policy, but, under pressure, decided to repudiate the morning after pills, while keeping coverage of what he called ‘contraceptives’. Read Dr. Bradley’s worthy article HERE.
Fr. Jenkins likely has not enough understanding to know which birth control is abortifacient. This pharmacist suspects that he really doesn’t care. Just to clarify for everyone who DOES care:
The levonorgestrel morning after pills don’t work very well, and when they do, they can stop the life of an early embryo. The (anti-progesterone), ulipristal acetate, morning after pill also has abortive mechanism.
Progestin only birth control pills, shots and implants are not very effective at suppressing ovulation, so a significant portion of their mechanism operates after fertilization (kills early embryos). In addition, as the patients who use these forms of birth control grow in size, (a side effect), their ability to stop baby production decreases.
All combination birth control pills, with both estrogen and progestin analogs, can sometimes work after fertilization, possibly to impede tubal transport or implantation, thereby killing early embryos.
When Father Jenkins says yes to birth control other than condoms and diaphragms (which are also too artificial for adherent Catholics), he is involved in stopping human life, not merely preventing it.
The Catholic Church has been shrinking itself in stature and number by saying “never mind” to so many of us who tried to take the Church’s teachings seriously. I have found so many other Christian denominations catching on to the natural law that Catholics used to teach. Those groups will be growing, while the likes of Fr. Jenkins run faithful Catholics off.
Thanks to Dr. Gerard Bradley for giving a cogent update and analysis of Fr. Jenkin’s latest failure.