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US bishops’ pro-life chairman explains why abortion is a genuine ‘priority’ amid elections

December 05, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: “From the moment of conception, life is sacred, that’s the foundation,” said Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington (VA), the chairman of the US bishops’ pro-life committee, as he explained why abortion is the bishops’ preeminent public policy priority.

The prelate made his remarks after the bishops, in a 225-11 vote at their November meaning, affirmed that “the threat of abortion remains our pre-eminent priority because it directly attacks our most vulnerable and voiceless brothers and sisters and destroys more than a million lives per year in our country alone.”

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  • Posted by: feedback - Dec. 05, 2023 9:47 AM ET USA

    A little bit of hopeful news. God bless Bishop Burbidge!