In an essay published in his diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Sentinel, Robert Vasa, Bishop of Baker, Oregon has condemned politicians who support abortion and claim to love God as 'liars'. He writes that "the inspired scriptures tell us that whoever does not love his brother or neighbor does not and, indeed, cannot love God" and that “the pre-born child is our brother, our sister, our neighbor!”
He goes on:
“It may sound a little strong to state that legislators ‘hate’ the pre-born child but hate is an absence of love and love means to wish another well. There is nothing about abortion that wishes the pre-born child well.
“The preservation of abortion ‘rights’ is already an absence of love for the pre-born child but the passage of FOCA could be construed as nothing less than active and positive disregard, even hatred, for these our brothers and sisters.”