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Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion



In February 1973, after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in January, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a pastoral statement on what course of action Catholics must take. Parishioners of St. Anthony were asked to read the complete text in the Herald Citizen (issue dated February 24) which “underscored the teaching authority of the Church on this vital issue.”