Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 18, 2022 / 18:03 pm
The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops condemned a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand abortion access rather than help women and children.
The Women’s Health Protection Act, which the House passed in a 219-210 vote on Friday, is “the most unjust and extreme abortion on demand bill our nation has ever seen,” Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York wrote in a July 18 statement.
“Answering the needs of women by promoting taxpayer-funded elective abortion, as this bill would do, is a grave evil and a failure to love and serve women,” said Lori, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Dolan, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty.
“Offering free or low-cost abortions, instead of increasing the resources women need to care for themselves and their children, is not ‘choice’ but coercion and callous abandonment," they said.