The US-wide abortion war has now escalated into several tiers – 1) Republican vs. Democrats, 2) Biden and the Federal Government vs. the Supreme Court and the State Governments, 3) anti-abortion Bishops vs. pro-abortion legislators, 4) the Vatican vs Local Dioceses, and 5) the majority pro-abortion vs. minority anti-abortion public.
America is waking up from its pro-abortion past, challenged by a growing anti-abortion movement.
eastwind journals, June 16, 2022 (archives tr261)
By Bernie V. Lopez, email@example.com
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(Sources for this article – newsmax.com (June 7 and past articles), theepochtimes.com (June 10).
ABORTION MAP U.S.A. as of June 16, 2022
In 1973, there was a controversial decision by the US Supreme Court (Roe vs Wade), that rages to this very day. That decision basically states that abortion is legal within the entire U.S. Last May 2022, a leaked draft majority opinion that originated in Mississippi (Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case) reported that the Supreme Court would possibly reverse the ruling.
The leak sent Biden and the entire nationwide pro-abortion movement into panic. The reversal implied that State laws could essentially override this Federal precedent. In the last few months, the US anti-abortion movement has been gathering momentum with nearly a dozen Republican-led States have promulgated anti-abortion laws. (See map).
Biden said he would have new Federal Laws and Executive Orders promulgated in support of the Roe vs. Wade decision even if it was reversed. These would to give priority to the Federal government over State Law abortion-related decisions.
Biden feared that if the Roe vs. Wade case was reversed, an avalanche of other anti-abortion measures would follow next. He said, “The Supreme Court would then outlaw the use of contraception …. it’s going to cause a mini-revolution and they’re going to vote a lot of these folks out of office.”
BISHOPS BAR PELOSI FROM HOLY COMMUNION
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, supported by 13 US Bishops, has barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., from receiving Holy Communion “due to her aggressive and public support of abortion rights” (Newsmax, June 7, 2022, quoting National Public Radio).
Archbishop Cordileone wrote, ”After numerous attempts to speak with her to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion”.
The move is causing a stir across the entire U.S., promising a Federal vs. State legislative conflict. The question lies – will the ban-communion-for-abortionists movement spread to include all abortion supporters among the many states which now have anti-abortion laws, a major dilemma.
On the other side of the coin, Fr. James J. Martin, S.J., in protest over the growing ban-holy-communion-for-abortionists movement, argued on Twitter that “denying Communion to politicians is the wrong way to address this pastorally.” He added that Pope Francis has never denied Communion to anyone, quoting him as saying “What must a pastor do? Be a pastor. Don’t go condemning. Be a pastor because he is a pastor also for the excommunicated”. President Joseph Biden, who is also a victim of the no-communion-for-abortionists, said Pope Francis told him he could continue to present himself for communion.
Earlier this year, a group of Colorado bishops suggested to some Catholic lawmakers in the state Legislature to ”voluntarily refrain from Holy Communion” after approving a law supporting abortion rights (Source – Religious News Service). The archbishop of Denver and the bishop of Colorado Springs wrote in an April 4 letter that support of the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) “was participating in a gravely sinful action because it facilitates the killing of innocent unborn babies.”
RHEA is Colorado’s House Bill 22-1279 supporting fundamental rights to make reproductive health-care decisions free from government interference, triggered by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
”We pray that this letter and our request to refrain from receiving Jesus in the Eucharist spurs sincere reflection and conversion in the hearts of those who have participated in allowing this grave act of injustice to become law,” it added.
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