CNA Staff, Jun 8, 2020 / 09:00 am
A bishop urged Catholics Sunday to resist "fundamentally detestable" efforts to liberalize abortion laws on an island in the English Channel.
In a hard-hitting message June 7, Bishop Philip Egan warned the island's Catholics that "persons within the legislature of Guernsey are seeking to threaten human life."
He argued that proposed changes would violate the commandment "Thou shalt not kill" and the injunction "Love thy neighbor as thyself", which formed the basis of laws in civilized societies.
"This is why abortion and the current proposal to 'modernize' -- that is, to increase -- its availability in Guernsey is fundamentally detestable," he said.