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June 14, 2007

regarding Philadelphia City Council's resolution
to rescind labeling city as pro-choice

I applaud the members of Philadelphia City Council who worked to rescind last week's troubling resolution. The members who supported today's resolution are to be commended for reflecting carefully upon this issue and showing the courage to revisit it. I appreciate that Council has considered seriously the sensitivities of all Philadelphians and has rightly voted to take these sensitivities into account. It is my hope that this occasion will lead to a more productive dialogue and ultimately to greater reverence for the sanctity of all human life.

Editor's Note: A video version of this statement will be available on the Archdiocesan web site at under Catholic News or on Search term "Cardinal Rigali"

Matthew Gambino
Associate Director

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