The Catholic bishops’ outcry against politicians who support abortion and assisted suicide is growing louder.
“This misrepresents church teaching and creates a public scandal for the faithful. Furthermore, this action publicly separates a person from communion with the Catholic faith,” the bishops said in the statement.
They said they “are concerned by public statements by some legislators that seem to say that a faithful Catholic can support abortion or doctor-assisted suicide.”
Abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia are “the direct taking of human life, and are always wrong,” they continued.
“Proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most effective way to change hearts and minds so that one day the scourge of abortion will be eliminated,” the bishops said. “Our message is consistent: All human life is sacred, from the moment of conception to natural death, and must be protected.”
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