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USCCB issues Respect Life Month statement

September 30, 2016

“Moved by mercy” is the theme of the US bishops’ Respect Life Month in October.

“Every person is sacred and must be treated with the dignity they deserve,” stated Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “No one should ever be treated callously or carelessly—everyone should be cherished and protected!”

He added:

From each tiny child waiting to be born, to individuals nearing death, all are precious and deserve our care and protection. Women and men suffering after abortion, individuals tempted to end their lives, couples longing to conceive a child, people pushed to the margins of society by a “throwaway culture,” expectant mothers facing challenging pregnancies, and every other person—each “has a place in God’s heart from all eternity.”

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