Santa Fe, N.M., Mar 14, 2017 / 16:01 pm
New Mexico Bishops released a statement last week discouraging public advocacy from Catholic legislators for abortions and assisted suicide on behalf of their Catholic faith.
"We are concerned by public statements by some legislators that seem to say that a faithful Catholic can support abortion or doctor-assisted suicide," New Mexico's bishops stated March 6.
"Support for abortion or doctor-assisted suicide is not in accord with the teachings of the Church. These represent the direct taking of human life, and are always wrong."
State Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero invoked her Catholic faith earlier this month as a factor in her decision to oppose a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.