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Massachusetts Mayor Challenges Local Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians
Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/22/21

Posted on 06/25/2021 6:43:18 PM PDT by marshmallow

A Massachusetts mayor called out pro-abortion Catholic politicians last Thursday at a pro-life rally in Quincy.

In his speech at a June 17 “Night 4 Life” rally in Quincy, Massachusetts, the city’s mayor Thomas Koch asked, “Where are the consciences today of our elected politicians – particularly the Catholic and Christian ones?” the New Boston Post reported.

The pro-life rally, which took place at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, was attended by hundreds of participants.

In an email following the event, Mayor Koch told CNA that "the Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message and I am so proud that our city hosted the Night for Life affirming respect for every human being from conception to natural death."

Koch, a practicing Catholic, left the Democrat party in 2018 in response to comments by Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez that all Democrats should support abortion rights. Koch is now a registered independent.

Koch’s speech, delivered off-the-cuff, entailed a story of his own failure to rally the local Democratic politicians on a critical pro-life cause. At the end of 2020, the state legislature voted to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of the ROE Act, a bill that expanded legal abortion throughout a woman’s pregnancy.

The ROE Act allows minors to get an abortion without parental consent, allows abortion after 24 weeks in the case of a fatal diagnosis of the unborn child, and strikes down a state law that requires doctors to try to save the life of a baby born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; ma; massachusetts; prolife; quincy

1 posted on 06/25/2021 6:43:18 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Thomas Koch

Let’s remember his name in case he ever moves to national office.

2 posted on 06/26/2021 1:53:55 PM PDT by Marchmain (If you're vaccinated, why do I need to wear a mask?)
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