The Canadian Catholic bishops have spoke out firmly against abortion in a message just days before the 41st anniversary of Canada’s day of infamy, the passing of the Omnibus Bill in 1969, in which Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Justice Minister John Turner — both ‘Catholics’ — effectively legalized abortion on demand. Today, the Catholic bishops say civilization itself is under assault from abortion. LifeSiteNews reports:

In an advance copy of the message for the May 13 National March for Life, the pro-life arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops quotes Pope John Paul II saying that abortion poses “an immense threat to life: not only to the life of individuals but also to that of civilization itself.”  The message of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) is titled “Threats to Civilization” and notes that the former pope’s “strong warning rings true today.”

The message speaks of the “devastating aftermath of abortion” and notes that “millions of unborn babies have been eliminated by abortion since 1969.”  Abortion has “destroyed countless innocent lives and deeply scarred women, men, and children from all walks of life, leaving our society deeply wounded,” says COLF.