Queensland, Australia, Aug 2, 2018 / 10:23 am
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia encouraged members of parliament to look beyond the "worn-out ideologies and tricky language" behind a bill to legalization abortion in Queensland.
"When you talk about abortion you're talking about two lives - the mother and the child - and both lives matter," Archbishop Coleridge said, in comments reported by diocesan newspaper The Catholic Leader.
"To speak of a woman's rights is important, but what of the rights of unborn children, or do they have no real human status?"
The archbishop responded to a Queensland proposal that would legalize abortion on demand up to 22 weeks, and abortion until birth with the permission of two separate doctors.