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Cardinal O'Malley backs legislation to bar late-term abortions

Catholic World News - June 18, 2013

Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley has asked US Congressmen to support legislation that would ban abortions performed on unborn children who are sufficiently developed to experience pain.

In a letter to lawmakers Cardinal O’Malley, who chairs the US bishops’ pro-life committee, said that the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell has “deeply shaken” Americans. “All decent and humane people are repulsed by the callous and barbarous treatment of women and children in Gosnell’s clinic, and in other clinics that abort children after 20 weeks,” the cardinal wrote.

Cardinal O’Malley called for approval of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill, which would make abortion illegal after the 20th week of pregnancy, is pending in the House of Representatives.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 19, 2013 7:02 AM ET USA

    Since it is unlikely the Senate will take up this bill I hope the Cardinal will turn his attention to Massachusetts' two Seantors and press them to support bringing this bill for a vote in the Senate.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 19, 2013 6:53 AM ET USA

    We should stop using the word pro-choice. People are either pro-life or pro-abortion (since this is the only 'choice' we are talking about). We know now which lawmakers don't care if children's lives are ended in excruciating pain. I hope everyone here will contact their representative to thank him or her for voting yes and let those who voted no understand what their vote signified in the eyes of the public.

  • Posted by: nix898049 - Jun. 18, 2013 9:36 PM ET USA

    I watched some of the 'debate' this afternoon. It was awful to listen to the Democratic side completely ignore the subject of the bill - unborn children - and focus solely on a woman's right to choose. Never, never, never under any circumstances mention the child!

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