U.S. BISHOPS SUPPORT THE PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT
Cardinal Dolan spoke for the U.S. Bishops in support of this House bill that will ban abortions after 20 weeks of fertilization. After reminding legislators the Catholic position on abortion he goes on to defend this legislation:
We believe that no person or government has the right to take the life of an innocent human being – and we hold that the real problems that lead women to consider abortion should be addressed with solutions that support both mother and child. While there are divergent views on the practice of abortion, it is widely recognized from public opinion polls that a strong majority of the public is consistently opposed to late term abortions…
Although we want, and will continue to work for, protections in law for human life from the beginning of its existence, for several reasons we think the proposed ban on abortion at 20 weeks after fertilization is a place to begin uniting Americans who see themselves as “pro-life” and as “pro-choice”.