Did American cardinals speak out in 1973? Yes.
|Cardinal Krol and JPII|
The Court's decision was at odds with the expressed views of President Nixon. Last May, in a letter to Cardinal Cooke, he opposed "liberalized abortion policies" and spoke out for "the right to life of literally hundreds of thousands of unborn children."The first part of a similar article to the "Cardinals..." one, titled instead "Cardinals call Ruling Shocking, 'Unspeakable'" can be read at: http://news.google.com/
John Cardinal Krol, of Philadelphia, the highest-ranking Catholic prelate in the United States, called the decision "an unspeakable tragedy" and said "it is hard to think of any decision in the 200 years of our history which has had more disastrous implications for our stability as a civilized society."Also found a pro-life editorial written by the Milwaukee Sentinel editors after the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 (Friday, Jan. 26, 1973; page 16, part 1): "Legalized Killing," along with an editorial cartoon next to the text. The editorial staff gives the Supreme Court Ruling a 'thumbs-down' and writes, "So much for the unborn....who's next?" Accessed at http://news.google.com/