Bishops blast Catholic governor of Illinois’s role in abortion award ceremony
A deplorable, shameful, and scandalous action by a “Catholic” politician is rightfully condemned by Illinois bishops.
Illinois’ six Catholic bishops have deplored Catholic governor Pat Quinn’s role as the presenter of a “Pro-Choice Leadership Award” at an abortion advocacy group’s upcoming ceremony.
“We deeply regret the governor’s decision to present this award, which so closely associates him with a political action group whose purpose is contrary to the common good,” the six bishops said in a Nov. 2 statement released by the Catholic Conference of Illinois.
“With this action, Governor Quinn has gone beyond a political alignment with those supporting the legal right to kill children in their mother’s wombs, to rewarding those deemed most successful in this terrible work.”
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