Catholic Bishops Criticize Pro-Abortion Politicians: You Are Outside Church Teachings

Micaiah Bilger

The Catholic bishops’ outcry against politicians who support abortion and assisted suicide is growing louder.

A group of New Mexico bishops recently issued a strong statement urging Catholic lawmakers to stop using their faith to justify their support of abortion and assisted suicide, The Catholic Herald reports.

“This misrepresents church teaching and creates a public scandal for the faithful. Furthermore, this action publicly separates a person from communion with the Catholic faith,” the bishops said in the statement.

They said they “are concerned by public statements by some legislators that seem to say that a faithful Catholic can support abortion or doctor-assisted suicide.”

Abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia are “the direct taking of human life, and are always wrong,” they continued.

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