Thursday, May 17, 2012

Archbishop Miller says we need an abortion law

(Press release from

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver endorses

Surrey, B.C. May 15, 2012 - Archbishop J. Michael Miller of the Archdiocese of Vancouver gave a strong endorsement for on Wednesday morning.

In an email to Campaign Director, Mike Schouten, Archbishop Miller said:

“Canada does need a law, and this initiative is a helpful first step toward correcting an unacceptable legislative void that is unique among democratic nations. I encourage Canadians to support it and pray for its success.”

"We are incredibly pleased and grateful for Archbishop Miller's unequivocal support for our mission", said Schouten. "We know that our efforts to re-frame this debate have been the cause for some pushback, but it is exciting to see it resonate with the Archbishop."  

The mission of the  campaign is to build support for federal legislation that restricts abortion to the greatest extent possible.

"Protection for all children in the womb is our goal, and we know the only way that will happen is by taking the numerous steps required. It's unrealistic to demand that, as a first step, those in government enact a complete ban on all abortions." Schouten said.

Schouten concluded by saying, "Archbishop Miller's endorsement of this fresh approach is a huge boost in the initial stages of our campaign!"

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