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Roman Catholic leaders call for ‘change in hearts and minds’ over abortion

Abortion robs everyone of their future, the heads of the Roman Catholic Church in England Wales and Scotland said today, but they acknowledged that it would never be abolished altogether from British law.

In an open letter, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and his Scottish counterpart, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, plead for “a change in minds and hearts” in British attitudes towards termination of pregnancy.

The cardinals said that a change in attitudes towards support for young mothers, along with greater emphasis on sexual relations within marriage, could lead to a decrease in the number of abortions without any change to the existing law.

Full story at The Times.

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