Religion in Society

Pro-Life Priest: Marie Stopes' Abortion Commercials are 'Heinous'

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FRONT ROYAL, Va. --- HLI President Reverend Thomas J. Euteneuer today responded to news that Marie Stopes, the largest abortion provider in England and in much of the world, will be allowed to run commercials advertising abortion as a solution for women in crisis pregnancies.

"Pro-lifers have been saying this for decades -- these are abortion profiteers," said Rev. Euteneuer. "They literally have no shame. These profit-seeking commercials point out the lie that abortion is a 'choice' or an act of compassion. No, abortion is a grubby business, pure and simple."

"Marie Stopes shows us that the abortion industry targets women in their most vulnerable moments and offers them one solution--the killing of a baby," said Rev. Euteneuer. "These women need loving concern. They need to be shown true, life-affirming options, not a false way out that not only results in the death of the child, but in multiple health and emotional problems for the mother."

Several years ago an official of Marie Stopes caused a scandal by admitting in a public conference that their clinics perform illegal abortions in the Third World.

"Whether they are aborting babies in the UK or in the poorest countries of the world they make profit off the killing of God's most precious children," said Rev. Euteneuer. "The sad part is that now they are given space on prime time for these heinous ads. We will be working with our friends in the UK to oppose this offense to life and dignity. This cannot go unanswered."

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