Originally posted on CNS Blog:
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley called upon Catholics to take steps to change society’s negative perception of adoption so that it is seen as a better option than abortion for women facing a crisis pregnancy.
Delivering the homily during the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception tonight, Cardinal O’Malley called for a widespread effort to change women’s perception of adoption as a “bad choice.”
He also urged the thousands in attendance to find ways to educate Americans that abortion is not a necessary evil, especially when a woman faces the prospect of raising a child as a single parent with little financial or social support.
Citing the important work done by staff and volunteers at pregnancy centers and programs that support single mothers, Cardinal O’Malley called for a broadening of such efforts so that women turn away from…
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