Today the Plenary Assembly of the Spanish Episcopal Conference issued a statement saying that politicians who vote for a proposed law liberalizing abortion in Spain place themselves in an "objective state of sin and, while the situation lasts, may not be admitted to Holy Communion."...
The document states that this transformation of abortion into a right is the "poisoned source of immorality and injustice that corrupts the entire text [of the proposed law]
A colleague of mine recently asked me my thoughts about Patrick Kennedy's excommunication. When I told him, he said he would never have anything to do with abortion but he believed the country should protect the abortion rights.
The conversation went something like this:
"You don't really support rights to kill another person, do you? Do you believe in wife beating rights or raping rights?"
"But you know it's a moral evil against a person and it revolts you enough that you wouldn't get involved with abortion yourself, so why would you support the right to bring an end to another person's life?"
"I'm not sure I'd call it a person at that point."
"Well, was your wife ever pregnant?"
"Did a person come out?"
"Well then, that's what was in there, wasn't it?"
"It's not about what you want to call the stage of life the person is in when you take it's life away, it's about taking an action to interfere and stop the life from it's destiny. You're not elderly, but if somebody doesn't take your life from you violently, you're going to become one."
Watch "Silent Scream" and tell me abortion isn't killing another person. Take a look at some pictures of the victims of abortion, watch a partial birth abortion and tell me you don't know what the dead body is or that you support a person's "right" do do that to another person.
The devil is in the details.
There are many arbiters of what is truth when it comes to the rights of persons. The more we ignore the concentration camps for the unborn and quantify the people setting them up as righteous in the eyes of God, as a society, we're heading for a conflict with God that is ugly.
Politicians that support and enact laws that kill other people are anathema and the time has long since passed for the Church to give concrete and undeniable direction on where they are leading their constituents.