Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2003 / 22:00 pm
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) is applauding President George W. Bush for signing the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 into law.
“We are grateful that our nation's leaders agree that partial-birth abortion is an abhorrent practice that has no place in a society, which believes in compassion and dignity for all,” said the statement, issued Nov. 5.
“While abortion advocates are seeking to challenge the constitutionality of the Act, those of us in the pro-life community believe that there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that would allow for unborn children to be subjected to such a brutal procedure,” said the 2,000-member association, based in St. Louis.
“We hope and pray that the courts see the partial-birth procedure for what it is – the killing of children who are in the process of being born.”