Curia asks support for Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36)

Written on: January 30, 2015

The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart are sharing this action alert with you at the request of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the US Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. We ask that you consider taking respectful action and continue to keep all life issues in your prayers and good works.

Dear Friends,

I am sharing important information with you regarding a matter that needs broad support from Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

In a January 20th letter to Congress, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Chairman of the United States Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, urged support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). He cited that the 2013 conviction of Philadelphia’s Dr. Kermit Gosnell for crimes committed while providing abortions has, “led many Americans to realize that our permissive laws and attitudes have allowed the abortion industry to undertake these procedures.”

He added that, “these procedures after the middle point of pregnancy also pose serious dangers to women – as evidenced by Dr. Gosnell’s own manslaughter conviction for one woman’s death, and news about the death or serious complications of other women undergoing such procedures.”

Cardinal O’Malley urged Congress to support the common-sense reform offered by H.R. 36 and to oppose all weakening amendments. Please show your support for H.R. 36 by contacting your U.S. Representative.

This link (, provided courtesy of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, offers a convenient method of voicing your support for this legislation.

Please consider sharing this information broadly.

Thank you and God bless.
Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Kutys
Moderator of the Curia

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