CT bishops agree to give Plan B to rape victims
(AP) - Connecticut's Roman Catholic bishops have changed their minds and are agreeing to administer emergencycontraception to all rape victims at Catholic hospitals.
The move comes days before a new law requiring them to do sotakes effect.
The church has been fighting the legislation in recent years,arguing that lawmakers were forcing Catholic medical personnel toperform chemical abortions by providing emergency contraception towomen who are ovulating. The Catholic hospitals wanted to firstperform ovulation tests, but lawmakers did not include such testsin the legislation.
The bishops now say that administering the drug, known as PlanB, cannot be judged as an abortion because there are questionsabout how the drug works.