Madrid, Spain, Mar 29, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Bishop Jose Gea Escolano of Mondoñedo-Ferrol, Spain, compared abortion to terrorism and questioned why people don’t react to it in the same way they did to the terrorist attacks in Madrid, when one considers the “thousands of innocent human beings killed before being born.”
“Can someone give me reason why a terrorist crime is more serious than an abortion?” asked Bishop Escolano in a recent pastoral letter, in which he said “that complicit silence” and the failure to act “in defense of life” are inexplicable.
The bishop likewise asked how “it is possible that we protect certain animal species” and yet “human life is not protected during the first three months of pregnancy.”
The bishop called the policies of the newly elected government on abortion, religious education, homosexual unions and adoption by homosexual couples, “worrisome” to “Catholics and all people of good will.”