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Pro-abortion amendment shows ‘desperate need for conversion’, says bishop

There is a desperate need for conversion to a culture of life [1], according to an Ohio Archbishop after voters in the State approved a very permissive abortion law which makes the procedure available for any reason up to 22 weeks, which is near the point of viability. After 22 weeks, it will be available where “necessary to protect the pregnant woman’s life or health”, which in countries like Britain is interpreted very broadly.

The measure passed with roughly 57 percent of the vote.

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, who had helped lead the charge to reject the amendment, expressed disappointment in the result.

“The people of Ohio missed this important opportunity to demonstrate that the health and safety of women, the fundamental rights of parents, and the lives of preborn children deserve protection,” he said.

“The passage of Issue 1 [as the amendment was called] shows that there remains a desperate need for conversion of hearts and minds to a culture of life in our country, one that respects the inherent dignity and sacredness of every human being from conception to natural death,” Schnurr said.