Wednesday, February 18, 2004
The Most Reverend James Patrick Keleher, Archbishop of Kansas City recently issued the following statement in the diocesan newspaper, The Leaven.
"Considering the importance of the issue of legalized abortion in our country, which has resulted in the killing of over 40 million unborn babies in the last 31 years since the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, it is imperative that our Catholic churches, schools and institutions make every effort not only to support the pro-life movement, but especially to ensure that the public understand our unequivocal stand on this issue.
Because of this, Archbishop James P. Keleher has requested that none of our Catholic institutions invite any person in the pro-choice movement, or any politician who espouses the pro-choice movement or has a voting record endorsing pro-choice legislation, to address, give workshops, or otherwise make any presentations at these institutions. We must stand solidly behind the Gospel of Life."