Newark, N.J., Mar 18, 2021 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church’s opposition to a bill that would guarantee a right to abortion under New Jersey law is founded in her defense of human life and dignity, the Archbishop of Newark said on Tuesday.

“Our opposition to the proposed Reproductive Freedom Act is based on our absolute commitment to human life and dignity. The Catholic Church stands with all who advocate for civil rights and racial equality,” Joseph Cardinal Tobin wrote in a March 16 opinion piece at The Star-Ledger.

“We strongly support the right to quality healthcare for women and men in all regions of our state, regardless of their economic, social or religious status. We especially want to advocate for those in our communities who are poor or on the margins of our society.”

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