Here's the Press Release from the USCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, via Yahoo News:
Tue Sep 2, 5:45 PM ET
To: RELIGION EDITORS
Contact: Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, O: +1-202-541-3200, H: +1-301-587-4762
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help end confusion caused by recent misrepresentations of Catholic Church teaching on abortion, the U.S. bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued a two-page fact sheet called Respect for Unborn Human Life: The Churchs Constant Teaching.
Public debate on the topic was prompted by misleading remarks by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, August 24 in an interview on Meet the Press. On August 26, Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop William Lori, chairman of their Committee on Doctrine, issued a statement to correct her remarks. Other Catholic bishops released similar statements.
This well documented fact sheet will help Catholics and others form their consciences in accordance with the Churchs unchanging teaching in defense of unborn human life, said Deirdre McQuade, Assistant Director for Policy and Communications at the USCCBs Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.
Among other points, the fact sheet states that modern science has not changed the Churchs constant teaching against abortion, but has underscored how important and reasonable it is, by confirming that the life of each individual of the human species begins with the earliest embryo.
The full text of Respect for Unborn Human Life: The Churchs Constant Teaching is available here.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.
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