Illinois Bishops “Neutral” On Abortion
ProLifeCorner– 8-1-2016 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – In a shocking development the Illinois Conference of Catholic Bishops have declared themselves “neutral” on a controversial bill that would force pro-life medical professionals and pregnancy care centers to tell mothers about the “benefits” of abortion and give mothers information on where and how to end the life of her child in an abortion clinic.
Pro-lifers have worked very hard to defeat SB 1564 since it was passed in May but the Illinois Bishops, by taking a “neutral” position, have essentially sided with Planned Parenthood and the Illinois abortion lobby in criminalizing any medical professional or care center worker who refuses to send a mother to an abortion clinic. PDF This Link
SB 1564 also mandates that health care professionals and care centers tell mothers of the “benefits” of abortion. The Bishops statement says about this mandate, we “Would rather not alter the law in any way.” The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is trying to figure out what the “benefits” are of the crushing of the skull, stopping the beating heart, and the brutal dismemberment of a little girl or boy in their mothers womb, but the Bishops of Illinois seem to have found something they find beneficial about this.
We don’t know why the Bishops betrayed children in the womb, mothers, and countless pro-lifers who are on the front lines defending life. Is it federal funding, politics, moral relativism, the desire to be popular with the pro-abortion liberals who run Illinois, or have the Bishops just lost the will to protect the unborn.
We do know that when the Bishops are neutral, when mothers are sent to abortion mills to kill their children, and medical professionals are forced to tell people about the “benefits” of killing children, this is a text book example of the old saying, “all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”