Representativs & Senators - Excommunicated

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87 - Democrats in House
12 - Democrats in Senate

Q. 1. What does the Catholic Church teach about abortion?

A. 1. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

"Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae," [CIC, can. 1398] "by the very commission of the offense," [CIC, can. 1314] and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law. [Cf. CIC, cann. 1323-1324] The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society." (C.C.C. # 2272)

"A person who procures a successful abortion incurs an automatic (latae sententiae) excommunication." [Code of Canon Law 1398]

Q. 2. What does "formal cooperation in an abortion" means?

A. 2. "Formal cooperation in an abortion" includes all the individuals who had abortions, the abortionists who performed the abortion(s), the nurses and other employees who assisted in abortions, the administrative staff that provided facilities where abortions were performed, all the individuals who recommended/suggested an abortion, the politicians who promoted abortions and/or who voted in favour of them, all the relatives who supported abortions, no matter their excuse for being in favour of it, and even the religious persons who have supported such an act by word or action.

It also includes those who provide financial support, the person who drives the pregnant woman to the abortion clinic, those who manufactured and distributed the pills or other medication that results in an abortion.

There are no exception, either one is in favour of abortions or totally against it.
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