Monday, September 17, 2012

Archbishop Miller clarifies Church teaching on gestational laws

Vancouver's Catholic leader gives direction on divisive issue within pro-life movement
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, released a "Statement on Catholics Who Support
Gestational Legislation" Aug. 31 to clarify the Church's position on "incremental"
legislation. BCC file photos.
The B.C. Catholic has a story about a statement released by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, on the Church's teaching regarding "incremental" abortion legislation:
Differences of opinion have come to light among pro-life groups about supporting "incremental" legislation, laws which may be an improvement on previous public policy but which still violate Church teaching. Some are hailing an improvement while others are decrying failings in proposed legislation.
Now Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, has released a statement for Catholics clarifying the Church's views on supporting "gestational legislation." (Read the entire letter here.)
"We encourage pro-life legislators, activists, and groups to work cooperatively towards achieving recognition in Canadian law of the right to life of every person from conception to natural death," he wrote. "Cooperation does not always mean unanimity regarding a given strategy; open and civil debate about the wisdom of any specific strategy is healthy."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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