Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Universal Moratorium on Abortion

Abortion is an issue that concerns not only Catholics. In consequence, an Italian group of lay people has requested that the United Nations approve a resolution that calls for a moratorium on abortion in member countries of the UN.

This moratorium comes as the result of the UN's approval of the resolution that called for a moratorium on the death penalty, and is headed by journalist Giuliano Ferrara, director of the "Il Foglio" newspaper.

Eugenia Roccella, a journalist and researcher of the "La Sapienza" University in Rome, is one of the promoters of this initiative, who recently participated in a congress dedicated to healing the wounds of abortion.

"There are common links even among people who have a different opinion of the law. It is enough to suggest that those who want to reduce the number of abortions cooperate in a united policy. Let us unite in this. However you look at it, abortion is bad and if we want to reduce the number of abortions then we are prepared to make decisions together."

During the Papal audience granted to the participants of this congress, the Pope confirmed the existence of an abortion guilt syndrome and encouraged the Church to approach the women wounded by abortion with love, care and to announce the Lord's mercy to them.

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