Skip to comments.Cardinal Dolan Rebukes Liberal Jesuit: We Must End Abortion, and not with Contraception
Posted on 06/13/2018 6:27:28 PM PDT by marshmallow
June 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) The outgoing U.S. bishops pro-life chief Cardinal Timothy Dolan has said that the pro-life movement absolutely must make abortion illegal, rebuking Jesuit Father Thomas Reeses recent suggestion that pro-lifers give up on that and promote contraception instead.
Besides supporting programs to help mothers and children, the pro-life movement also has to support birth control as a means of avoiding unwanted pregnancies. Planned pregnancies do not get aborted; many unplanned pregnancies do, the Jesuit wrote after Ireland voted to legalize abortion.
Contraception is the lesser of two evils, Reese argued.
The contraceptive mandate of the Obama administration will do more to reduce the number of abortions than all of the legislative gimmicks of Republican legislators, the elderly Jesuit wrote. If European Catholic institutions can pay money into national health programs that perform abortions, then American Catholic employers can pay for insurance programs that pay for birth control.
If abortion is never going to be illegal, pro-lifers must consider voting for candidates, even pro-choice Democrats, Reese wrote, claiming that Democrats will reduce the number of abortions by supporting programs that help mothers and their children.
Dolan, the archbishop of New York, responded:
One of Reeses most troubling assertions is that contraception should be used to reduce abortions. In addition to rejecting the churchs teaching that contraception is itself morally flawed, and the fact that it can be medically harmful to women, his reasoning is questionable.
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Abortion should be banned.
Life begins at conception and ends at Planned Parenthood.
Back in the 80s I saw an interview with Jerry Falwell that made exactly this point. I din’t agree with it but it is not exclusively a leftust position.
Reese: Berkeley & Georgetown
Ok, now THAT is an awesome sentence.
Legal contraception is the direct cause of legal abortion.
pro-lifers must consider voting for pro-choice Democrats!! It’s ALL POLITICAL for this cretin!!
I agree that they represent the same worldview.
Contraception is widespread and so is abortion.
The idea that more of one leads to less of the other is false.
Here’s how much we should trust Thomas Reese: Pope Benedict fired Fr. Reese as Editor of America Mag. Big fuss at the time, but the publication had become extremely leftist and anti-Catholic.
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