Bishops deny abortion stance is ‘unrealistic’
Bishops have criticised a Catholic journal for suggesting that a strict pro-life stance is “unrealistic”.
The Tablet published an editorial saying it would be “realistic” for Catholics to accept that abortion should be “legal, safe – and rare”.
However, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Right Rev Mark Davies, said: “The teaching of the [Catholic] Church could not be clearer in affirming that every human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.”
The Right Rev John Sherrington, the Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, said the Church’s work “can help to better protect the child in the womb”.