Articles on Abortion, Cloning and other Life Issues
"If [the Catholic Church] does manage to persuade a majority of Americans that abortion is wrong and ought to be banned, how is that different from any other group persuading a democratic majority to ban, say, polygamy or drug-taking?" . . . Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post. March 23, 1990.
"It won't work. Today's bishops are not afraid of speaking their mind. And that is why attempts to censor their speech will not work. The bishops understand what their critics do not: life issues like abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and cloning are of such paramount importance that they are not analogous to issues like public funding of soup kitchens. Before one can enjoy a bowl of soup, he or she must first have the right to be born. This sounds pedestrian to us, but it will obviously come as a revelation to others." . . . William Donohue President, The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 2004