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Cardinal Tobin: Why the Catholic Church opposes the Reproductive Freedom Act | Opinion

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, says the Catholic Church’s opposition to the proposed Reproductive Freedom Act is based on the church’s absolute commitment to human life and dignity.  

By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist

By Joseph W. Tobin

On Oct. 5, 2020, the Catholic bishops of the state of New Jersey published a statement that conveyed our “strongest possible opposition” to the proposed Reproductive Freedom Act. At that time, we urged all Catholics and all people of goodwill to reject this proposed legislative initiative in our state and to contact their state legislators to express vigorous opposition to its passage. I would like to outline in simple, straightforward terms why we take this strong stand.

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