Let us not be misled by the public statements and positions of pro-abortion politicians who identify themselves as Catholics.
Some of them erroneously suggest that Church teaching on abortion is open for debate. Wrong. The Catholic Church has taught consistently and clearly that procured abortion is gravely contrary to the moral law.
From the moment of conception we are in the presence of a human being. That is when respect for the dignity of the human person begins, as well as protection of the rights to those things needed to live in dignity. The right to life is the most basic and fundamental human right and the condition for all other personal rights.
You may also hear pro-abortion Catholic politicians cite in their defense the Church’s teaching on freedom of conscience. But can you imagine the Church safeguarding the right of its members to dissent from truth or from moral goodness, especially concerning the sanctity of human life?
Thank you Bishop Jackels