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Documentation on Abortion and the Right to Life - National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Following are collections of documents containing testimonies of the United States Bishops' Conference before the US Congress, and various statements of the Bishops' Conference in the years immediately before and after Roe vs. Wade. They are sometimes referred to in other publications as "Documentation I" and "Documentation II."

 

Documentation on the Right to Life and Abortion

Testimony of United States Catholic Conference on Constitutional Amendment Protecting Unborn Human Life Before the Sub-Committee on Constitutional Amendments of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, March 7, 1974

1974 Testimony of John Cardinal Krol to Senate Committee on the Judiciary

1974 Testimony of Timothy Cardinal Manning to Senate Committee on the Judiciary

1974 Testimony of Humberto Cardinal Medeiros to Senate Committee on the Judiciary

1974 Testimony of John Cardinal Cody to Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Resolution on the Pro-life Constitutional Amendment - Issued by the NCCB (November 13, 1973)

Statement on the Anti-abortion Amendment - A Statement Issued by the Administrative Committee of the NCCB (September 18, 1973)

Pastoral Guidelines for the Catholic Hospital and Catholic Health Care Personnel  - Ad Hoc Committee on Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, April 11, 1973

Pastoral Message of the Administrative Committee, National Conference of Catholic Bishops (February 13, 1973)

Statement of the Committee for Pro-Life Affairs, National Conference of Catholic Bishops (January 24, 1973)

Declaration on Abortion - National Conference of Catholic Bishops (November 18, 1970)

Statement on Abortion - National Conference of Catholic Bishops (April 22, 1970)

Statement on Abortion - National Conference of Catholic Bishops (April 17, 1969)

Human Life in Our Day - Pastoral Letter, National Conference of Catholic Bishops (November 15, 1968)

Excerpts from the Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes, Second Vatican Council, December 7, 1965)

Documentation on Abortion and the Right to Life II

Testimony of United States Catholic Conference on Constitutional Amendments Protecting Human Life before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the House Committee on the Judiciary, March 24, 1976

Statement of Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin, President, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the House Committee on the Judiciary, March 24, 1976

Statement of Terence Cardinal Cooke, Chairman, Committee for Pro-Life Activities, Before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the House Committee on the Judiciary, March 24, 1976

Pastoral Plan for Pro-life Activities (November 20, 1975)

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