OTTAWA, May 20, 2004 ( – The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), an arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus, has objected to the latest Liberal Government proposal to have the morning after pill sold in pharmacies without a prescription from a doctor.  COLF took issue with the government’s calling the pill ‘emergency contraception’.

  A COLF release yesterday said, “Pregnancy begins with conception not implantation. It is thus inaccurate to refer to this pill as emergency contraception, given its potential to act as an abortifacient.”  It stressed, “Women have a right to know that what is described as ‘emergency contraception’ may in reality be a form of early abortion.”  COLF submitted a letter objecting to the government’s proposal which will be considered as the 75-day public consultation over the measure begins May 22.  The letter was originally drafted last November when it was first revealed that the Government was considering the measure.  See the full text of the COLF letter:


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