Cardinal Keith O'Brien in Scotland:
The leader of the Church in Scotland detailed how the legalization of abortion has marred the country. “In those 40 years the loss of life has been staggering. Around 7 million lives have been ended as a consequence of that one piece of legislation…the scale of the killing is beyond our grasp. In Scotland we kill the equivalent of a classroom full of school children every day.”One day, people will look back at our medical practices with horror. They will see the decimation Western society wrought on itself and be ashamed. We have hardened our hearts against the weakest among us. We have hardened our hearts against all children--fulfilling material desires but leaving the spirit empty. We leave children fatherless and pretend there is no consequence.
The prelate also lamented the way that the 1967 law was presented. “We were told that backstreet abortions were killing women and had to be decriminalised. We were told abortion would only be used in extreme cases. We were told medical scrutiny would be rigorous. We were told a pack of lies and misinformation masquerading as compassion and truth.”
The Cardinal said that he is concerned not only with the lives that have been lost, but also with the lives being led by the members of his flock.
There are consequences.
H/T Brussels Journal