Loading
Nicaraguan Cardinal: nothing can justify abortion
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- In an interview with the CAN news agency, Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo, Archbishop emeritus of Managua, said abortion for any reason, including for “therapeutic” purposes, is “morally a crime.”

Referring to the new law that prohibits therapeutic abortion the country, the Cardinal noted that it “outlaws abortion of any kind, under no circumstance is abortion permitted.  The new law reflects the teaching of the Church on the defense of life from the moment of conception until natural death.”
 
In cases of a threat to the life or health of the mother, Cardinal Obando noted, “Catholic moral teaching recalls that life cannot be directly taken, whether of the mother or the child, even to save the life of another, because no good end can justify the killing of an innocent person.  Therefore, direct abortion, even if for therapeutic reasons, is morally a crime,” he said.

Even though the choice of an abortion can be “dramatic and painful” for a mother, the Cardinal underscored that “even for serious and dramatic reasons, the deliberate elimination of an innocent human being can never be justified.”

“The legalization of abortion does nothing more than feed this abortion mentality. In the countries where abortion is legal, it is evident that the law has not stopped underground abortions from occurring, which supporters always claim will happen.  Rather, the abortion law has led to an increase in illegal abortions,” he added.

The Cardinal also noted that those who consider “the discoveries of modern science, those who believe in human dignity and recognize the importance of human life should reject the killing of the unborn and should combat abortion in our society.  A society that is not prepared to defend the beginnings of life destroys itself,” he said.

“If our lawmakers unfortunately pass laws allowing children to be killed in the wombs of their mothers, the blood of these children will cry out to from the ground to the heights of heaven,” Cardinal Obando stated, adding that the act of abortion carries with it a sentence of automatic excommunication.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
Sep
30

Liturgical Calendar

September 30, 2014

Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 9:51-56

Gospel
Date
09/30/14
09/29/14
09/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Job 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Gospel:: Lk 9: 51-56

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
09/30/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 9:51-56

Homily
Date
09/30/14
09/29/14
09/28/14