St. Paul, Minn., Mar 10, 2020 / 15:30 pm
The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul both celebrated March 10 as "Abortion Providers Appreciation Day." Minnesota's archbishop said he is "profoundly saddened" by those celebrations.
"I cannot help but be profoundly saddened and confounded that elected officials in both St. Paul and Minneapolis declared today 'Abortion Provider Appreciation Day,'" Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
"Given that each human life is created in the image and likeness of God and has value, to honor those who purposefully end such life is an affront not only to our Creator but to the foundational values of civil society. There is no way around it – abortion kills children."
The city council of St. Paul, Minnesota voted 7-0 last week to declare March 10 "Abortion Providers Appreciation Day." The day was intended to recognize the March 10, 1993 killing of David Gunn, a Florida abortionist who was shot to death by 31-year-old Michael F. Griffin.