In treating the delicate and controversial topic of abortion, we hope to provide our brother Jesuits, colleagues, parishioners and students with the spiritual leadership and ethical guidance they expect from us. As an international Society, we take with utmost seriousness the task of bringing the Gospel to the world, sharing the fruits of our spiritual heritage and engaging in dialogue with all the cultures and persons we encounter.
In this statement we wish to underscore the correctness of Catholic Church teaching regarding abortion, joining with many other people of conscience who are working to protect life in the womb, and who are seeking an end to abortion so as to restore our country’s respect for the core human value of the right to life. We wish to add further insights to support this teaching, drawing upon the heritage of our Jesuit history and the treasure of Ignatian spirituality.
Standing for the Unborn
- Standing for the Unborn: a Statement of the Society of Jesus in the United States on Abortion (Adobe PDF, 122K)
- En defensa de los no nacidos: Declaración de la Compañía de Jesús en Estados Unidos sobre el Aborto (Adobe PDF, 241K)