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March 29, 2019

Bishops speak against proposed Illinois abortion bills

Cardinal Cupich speaks to the press March 28 at the capitol building. 
Joining him from left are Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, 
Bishop Daniel Conlon of Jolliet and Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield. 
(Lane Fowler/Hospital Sisters Health System)

The bishops of Illinois’ six Catholic dioceses gathered in Springfield March 28 to speak against proposed legislation that would define abortion as a fundamental right and do away with a law requiring that the parents of minors seeking abortions be notified.

Cardinal Cupich said the bills amount to an attack on the dignity of human life.

“This is not about the right to an abortion, although we would question that,” said Cardinal Cupich. “This is a radical departure from the status quo that goes far beyond Roe v Wade.” 

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