Chicago, Ill., Mar 26, 2019 / 11:37 am
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has spoken out against a pair of Illinois abortion bills, calling them a radical and disturbing movement away from the common good.
In a March 23 letter to the people of his archdiocese, Cupich encouraged Catholics to take a stand against the legislation.
One of the bills – introduced as House Bill 2495 and Senate Bill 1942 – "seeks to strip unborn persons of any protection - or even consideration - under the law and declares abortion to be a 'fundamental right' and matter of health care," he warned.
The bill would remove many of the medical regulations surrounding abortion in the state, including a ban on partial-birth abortion. It would also require private health insurance to fully fund abortion.