Immigration Reform Is Pro-life Concern

A group of Catholic leaders urged fellow Catholics in Congress to set aside “partisan bickering” and support the U.S. bishops’ efforts on behalf of a comprehensive immigration reform, calling it a sanctity of life issue and an important step in building a culture of life. “Our nation’s inhumane and flawed immigration policies leave migrant women, children and families abandoned by the side of the road,” the group said in a letter released on Jan. 20, two days before the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. Among the more than 100 signers of the letter were the presidents of at least 31 Catholic universities, as well as bishops, men and women religious, former staff members at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the heads of various institutes and social action agencies. “As Cardinal Sean O’Malley put it in a homily at the U.S.-Mexico border last year: ‘We know that the border is lined with unmarked graves of thousands who die alone and nameless,’“ the letter said.

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Lois Kerschen
2 years 8 months ago
This is another issue that calls for having more pro-life Democrats in the House and Senate. If immigration reform is seen as a pro-life issue by the pro-life movement, then being pro-life should take precedence over party affiliation. The insistence that you have to be Republican to be pro-life doesn't help the movement but hinders its growth. More people need to support Democrats for Life of America and the several truly non-partisan and secular pro-life organizations.
Peter McHale
2 years 8 months ago
Immigration reform is certainly a pro-life concern. It will result in millions of additional abortions. Democrats want immigration reform because it will ultimately result in 30 million+ new voters. The majority of these new voters will vote Democrat, essentially guaranteeing Democrat elections and effectively obliterating the Pro-Life movement forever. The result: another 56 million dead babies over the next 40 years, just like the last 40 years ( http://www.numberofabortions.com/ ). You're either for that or against it. I'm against it. How about you?
Egberto Bermudez
2 years 8 months ago
New More pro-life Democrat politicians are needed and more pro-immigration reform Republican politicians.

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