Bishop of Portland speaks out against Maine’s taxpayer funded abortion proposal

Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Portland Maine. Photo courtesy the Archdiocese of Boston.

AUGUSTA – Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Portland Maine issued a letter last week to Catholics across the state calling on them to speak up against L.D. 820, the controversial taxpayer funded abortion bill currently being considered by the Maine Legislature.

In the letter, Most Rev. Deeley says that the Catholic Church has long been a powerful moral voice proclaiming the truth of Christian morality and dignity and worth of every human life.

“Catholics, members of other faiths and many thoughtful people who do not observe any religious tradition find this legislation abhorrent,” he says in the letter.

He calls on Catholics to “pay serious attention to the profoundly challenging moral issue involved in this legislation” and urges Catholics to call their state senators and representatives.

Most Rev. Deeley says that Catholics who do not know who their senator and representative are can visit to discover who they are.

He also asks Catholics to join him in prayer that the opposition of Catholics will stir the consciences of Maine’s elected officials to more actively promote the protection of human life.

You can read the full letter by clicking here.

The taxpayer funded abortion bill was passed out of the Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee on Tuesday, April 9th. It now must receive the support of the Maine House and Senate before it can be sent to Governor Janet Mills for her signature.

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