Now at least Seven States' Roman Catholic Bishops have opposed Personhood efforts
Roman Catholic Bishops of these Seven States have OPPOSED State-Level Personhood legislation:
- MICHIGAN: 2006
- GEORGIA: 2008
- COLORADO: 2008 & 2009 & 2010
- MONTANA: 2008 & 2009
- NORTH DAKOTA: 2009
- FLORIDA: 2009
- MISSOURI: 2010
JOINT STATEMENT OF THE MISSOURI CATHOLIC BISHOPS ON THE PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT PETITION DRIVE
MISSOURI CATHOLIC CONFERENCE: "The Official Public Policy voice of the Catholic Church in the Show-Me State"
Approved April 19, 2010
[ excerpts, emphasis added]
It is true that present Missouri law does not outlaw and prevent the scourge that is abortion. However, neither would the proposed Personhood Amendment. No state constitution or state law can overturn provisions of the U.S Constitution or interpretations of the U.S. Constitution by the U.S. Supreme Court. Article IV of the U.S. Constitution states that:
[ sic - the Missouri Roman Catholic Bishops' statement is wrong, this quote below is not from Article IV. of the U.S. Constitution, but from Article VI. ]
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance
thereof; … shall be the supreme Law of the Land, and the Judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding. (emphasis added)
[ See CCL "Comments on the Fraud and Fallacies of the Missouri Roman Catholic Bishops Statement" ]
Through the Missouri Catholic Conference, and in our day-to-day ministry, we work tirelessly to promote human life from conception to natural death. [ CCL Note: Rubbish ! ] This legislative session, the MCC is working to pass pro-life legislation strengthening Missouri’s informed consent laws [ CCL Note: i.e., Missouri's incremental, "abortion"/murder, read some information, AND THEN YOU CAN KILL THE BABY laws. ], and assuring that abortion is not provided through the health insurance exchanges established under the new healthcare reform law.
[ CCL Note: God's Requirement for Murder is JUSTICE, NOT incremental "Regulation" !!! Exodus 20:13, KJB ]
We urge your support and assistance with the Missouri Catholic Conference’s efforts in this regard. You can assist their efforts by joining the MCC Citizen Network at http://www.mocatholic.org/.
/ SIGNED /
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] Robert J. Carlson, Executive Chairman, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] Robert Finn, Vice Chairman, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] John R. Gaydos, General Chairman, Diocese of Jefferson City
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] James Johnston, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] Robert J. Hermann, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis
[ CCL Note:
These five "NOT-Reverend's" represent ALL FIVE of the active Roman Catholic Bishops in the State of Missouri ]
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