Letter to the Editor, Detroit News

Abortion remains violation of God's law

   Regarding the Oct. 27 Outlook article "Catholic social teaching divides Michigan women": Anne Doyle seems to want to make abortion a fight between her personal conscience and Cardinal Maida's dictates, whereas the real argument is between her personal conscience and the 2,000-year-old teaching of the church, based on Scripture and tradition, that abortion is and will continue to be a grave violation of God's law.

   My answer to "pro-choice Catholics" (an oxymoron) comes in the words of Alexander Solzhenitsyn on Feb. 19, 1977: "If we are deprived of the concept of good and evil, what will be left? Nothing but the manipulation of one another. We will sink to the status of animals."

   Edmund V. Starrett