Ukrainian bishops demand government make abortion illegal
In a strongly worded statement aimed at the government of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has highlighted the evil of abortion and has called upon the government to make the killing procedure illegal, reports LifeSiteNews.com.
“We call upon the Government of Ukraine to make legal reforms that both guarantee the right to life of the pre-born human being and make abortion illegal,” the statement said. “Inasmuch as women feel coerced into abortion due to difficult material and social predicaments, we exhort Ukrainian society to construct effective mechanisms for the protection of mothers.”
The statement made in March by Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the Head and Father of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, has gained national attention, with many in the media accusing the Church of sparking a needless abortion debate.