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Cardinal Pell calls for authentic healthcare for poor mothers, not contraception and abortion

Catholic World News - October 03, 2013

L’Osservatore Romano has drawn attention to Cardinal George Pell’s recent address to MaterCare International, a Catholic medical organization devoted to the care of pregnant mothers in poorer nations.

“The Church gives thanks for the presence and witness of an organization of midwives and obstetricians so dedicated to defending the lives and health of women and children,” said the Sydney prelate. “Maternal health care is a kind of ‘meeting point’ where the struggle takes place between the culture of life and the culture of death.”

“It is where we are called to uphold the dignity of all, to ensure that the poor are supported in having their babies, not just the well off,” Cardinal Pell added. “Sadly, there are many government agencies and NGOs willing to provide a poor and illiterate woman with an abortion, contraception or sterilization, but few willing to give her the care and support which pregnant mothers in the West rightly expect.”

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