Friday, November 27, 2009
Catholic Church to Deny Communion to Spanish Politicians Who Voted to Liberalize Abortion Laws
Reuters: Pro - Abortion Bill Spanish Politicians Sinful - Church:
MADRID (Reuters) - The Catholic Church will deny communion to Spanish members of parliament who have voted in favour of a bill to make abortion more readily available, the spokesman of Spain's Bishops' Conference said on Friday.
"This is a warning to Catholics, that they can't vote in favour of this and that they won't be able to receive communion unless they ask forgiveness," Juan Antonion Martinez Camino told a news conference.
"They are in an objective state of sin," he said.
The government-sponsored bill, which passed the first of a series of votes in parliament on Thursday, will allow abortion until the 14th week of pregnancy and, in cases of extreme foetal deformity, at any time in the pregnancy.