The Roman Catholic Bishop of New Hampshire: Racism has receded; abortion continues

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Racism and abortion are grave moral evils. As progress is made on one front, we cannot stand idly by while protections for the unborn slip away. Catholics, along with all people of goodwill, need to remain steadfast in opposing abortion and in building respect for life. It is not a question of the church attempting to impose its will on others, as it is our determination to proclaim the value of innocent, human life. With God's grace, our determination will enable others to see the fullness of life that exists at conception in the womb.

Regrettably, among political leaders, there are a precious few who speak up for life and against abortion.

Change is truly needed in our politics, not in our morality. Change is wonderfully manifest in Obama as our first African-American president. May change now come to our nation's attitude toward human life so we all will increase the respect for all human life, from conception to natural death.

Read it all.

Update: A letter in response is here.

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4 Comments
Posted January 26, 2009 at 7:43 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. David Fischler wrote:

Loved the letter in response. No dissent is allowed in the New Order!

January 26, 11:16 am | [comment link]
2. IchabodKunkleberry wrote:

Interesting to see this sort of thinking laid out in print. Apparently, it
is repugnant for a religious person to conflate racism and abortion.
On the other hand, it is natural for liberals to conflate gay rights with
the civil rights movement.

January 26, 11:58 am | [comment link]
3. Paula Loughlin wrote:

Actually considering the disproportionate number of black babies aborted , abortion is racism.

January 26, 1:39 pm | [comment link]
4. Ad Orientem wrote:

Am I the only one drawing mental comparisons to another bishop in New Hampshire?

January 26, 7:30 pm | [comment link]
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