St. Louis, Mo., May 24, 2017 / 05:18 am
A St. Louis city ordinance that could force Catholic schools and pro-life pregnancy centers to hire employees who support abortion has drawn legal opposition from the Archbishop of St. Louis and several pro-life organizations.
"As Catholics, we know that all life is a gift from God and our parents, and must be protected at any cost," St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson said May 22. "Sadly, legal protection for those members of the human family waiting to be born in this country was removed by the Supreme Court in 1973."
"Now, some of our St. Louis politicians have made a protected 'class' out of 'reproductive health,' which is merely a politically correct euphemism for abortion," the archbishop said at a press conference on the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis.
He said the archdiocese will not comply with the "vile bill."