The Church in Scotland Organizes Resistance to Legalized Abortion

Source: FSSPX News

St. Marys Cathedral, Edinburgh

The Catholic Church has opened her first Pro-Life Office in Edinburgh to change hearts and influence the legislation on abortion.

Archbishop Leo Cushley, archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, inaugurated the new Pro-Life Office on May 29, 2018, in the presence of 80 representatives from the parishes of the archdiocese. In an interview with the Sunday Herald on June 10, 2018, he declared that the goal of this initiative is to convince as many as possible of the necessity of changing the legislation on abortion. The country currently authorizes murdering unborn children until 24 weeks of pregnancy.

“Every unborn child has an inalienable right to life,” recalled the high-ranking prelate, and “abortion is never the best outcome, even in cases where a woman has been raped.” Indeed, two wrongs don’t make a right. The murder of an innocent is always a crime.

The office will be run by a “Pro-Life Officer,” whose mission will be to organize a network of volunteers in the archdiocese’s 103 parishes.

Archbishop Cushley seems to see the Irish referendum and the crushing pro-choice victory as a lesson: “those of us who seek to promote a culture of life have a distance to go in terms of winning over hearts and minds to the pro-life cause and that, really, is one of the key tasks of our new pro-life office,” he explained.

In order to do so, the archbishop hopes pro-lifers will be able to “articulate their case with an intellectual coherence that is coupled to a deep compassion for mothers, children, families and the common good of wider society.”