The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
North America · South Abington Township, PA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary October 7, 2020
STATEMENT ON CALLS FOR THE LEGAL CODIFICATION OF ABORTION IN THE U.S.A.
Statements have come to our attention in which political candidates have called for the permanent legal codification of abortion throughout the United States.
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter wishes to remind all Americans, and the Catholic faithful in particular, of the clear teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.”
Furthermore, Holy Mother Church has repeatedly condemned abortion as a grave evil.
Catholic voters in the United States are called to prudently assess candidates, making every effort to support those who can secure the greatest amount of good and least amount of harm. However, no Catholic in good conscience may support any legislation that directly contradicts the moral law.
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter renews its commitment, during the month of October, to pray that the grace of divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, and that all judges, magistrates, and other officers who are appointed to guard our political welfare, may be enabled, by God’s aid, to discharge the duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability.