Pro-life demonstrators hold signs during a candlelight vigil outside the Irish parliament in Dublin Dec. 4, calling on the government not to introduce abortion legislation.
To the Catholic Sentinel:
The Church needs to stand up for its values, and not take a back seat, contrary to popular opinion. People need to understand why abortion is murder, and cannot be tolerated. Voting for a candidate, because of issues such as the poor, is not right when that candidate supports abortion. The poor will always be taken care of by the Church.
However, abortion has now been put in the hands of the government. Businesses are now required to fund abortion, hospitals are required to perform abortions. What kind of religious freedom is this, when Catholic institutions are now required to support abortion? It isn’t right, and we should take a stand.