Cardinal Alfonsed Lopez Trujillo was a stalwart defender of human life in all it's stages, he considered that scientists who do embryonic stem cell experiments are morally equal to abortionists (and they are) and must be barred from Holy Communion.
His prophetic words here have an eerie ring of truth to them:
The Colombian cardinal said in an interview in 2006 that liberal attitudes to abortion in western society could one day lead to the Catholic Church facing legal action for its opposition to the practice.
"I fear that faced with current legislation, speaking in defence of life, of the rights of the family, is becoming in some societies a crime against the state, a form of disobedience of the government, a discrimination against women," he told the Catholic Italian weekly Famiglia Cristiana.
HT New Oxford Review