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The Abortion Bill Played a Major Role in Unifying the Catholics and Evangelicals

The Abortion Bill Played a Major Role in Unifying the Catholics and Evangelicals
The Abortion Bill Played a Major Role in Unifying the Catholics and Evangelicals

Back in 1967, the State Senator of California, Anthony Beilenson opened up to speak to his fellow legislators for placing a very simple request to all those who did not support the abortion bill that he had introduced for the debate. He said that the abortion bill was introduced as a request to show respect to the sincerity, religious beliefs and also the convictions of the majority of the fellow Californians.

The religious beliefs that were being defended by Beilenson were those of the Protestants and Jews and in that time many of those who were opposing the abortion bill were Catholic Democrats. On the other hand, many Republican Protestants did not want to do anything with the issue as they considered it an area for the Catholics.

Although Beilenson had made a significant effort to past the abortion bill that would allow the abortion of women when pregnancy was a threat to their life and health or the rape victims but the Catholic Church had fought strictly against the bill. However, the legislation still secured to pass the important bill and was later signed into the law by the new governor.

Even though the abortion bill was passed by the legislature, controversies and confusions still began to arise between the groups involved in opposing the bill. However, with the flow of time and solve certain issues that stood as a wall of confusion gradually changed the situation. The same bill that was the cause of dividing the beliefs of Catholics and evangelicals was later the reason for their unification and mutual beliefs.

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