VATICAN CITY, Oct 31 ( – A document released today by the Pontifical Academy for Life describes in detail the method of operation of the morning-after pill and concludes that “it is clear that in fact the morning-after pill is nothing other than an abortion procured by chemical means.” The document encourages health care workers to practice “conscientious objection” against the “aggression” aimed at the “human embryo.”

The Pontifical Academy slammed the misleading labeling of the abortifacient drugs as “emergency contraception.” The letter notes that “it is never lawful to arbitrarily decide that the human individual has greater or lesser value (with consequent fluctuation on the duty to protect it) depending on its developmental stage.”

The document is available (in Italian) at:


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