United States: The “Manhattan Declaration” against the Pro-abortion Ideology of Barack Obama

Source: FSSPX News

On November 22, more than a hundred Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical religious leaders made public their manifesto against the pro-abortion ideology of President Obama and its administration. The text, entitled “the Manhattan Declaration” has already collected more than 175,000 signatures. In it we can read: “We will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family.” Among the Catholics signatories are the names of fifteen Cardinals and bishops, among them the archbishops of New York, Timothy Dolan and of Washington, Donald Wuerl, Cardinals Justin Francis Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, and Adam Maida, emeritus archbishop of Detroit. (DICI n° 206 - 12/17/2009 – Source: Apic)