British royal calls abortion “most grievous moral deficit”

The Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI), a pro-life outreach to members of democratically-elected legislatures, reports that Lord Nicholas Windsor has described abortion as “the single most grievous moral deficit in contemporary life.”

The great-grandson of King George V penned the essay “Caesar’s Thumb: Europeans should not forget their most pressing moral issue: abortion” in the December edition of First Things, and reflects on modern European society’s acceptance of abortion.  Lord Nicholas recognizes the toll abortion takes on women and other individuals:

“This is a historically unprecedented cascade of destruction wrought on individuals: on sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, future spouses and friends, mothers and fathers — destroyed in the form of those to whom we owe, quite simply and certainly, the greatest solidarity and duty of care because they are the weakest and most dependent of our fellow humans.”

Lord Windsor is a Roman Catholic and PNCI highlights the historical significance of his 2001 reception into the Catholic Church — a decision that cost him his succession to the British throne:

His marriage to Paola Doimi de Frankopan in St. Peter’s was the first British royal wedding to take place at the Vatican since the 16th century break with the Vatican. A number of British MPs welcomed the marriage in 2006 with an Early Day Motion as “the first legal and public marriage within the rites of the Roman Catholic Church of a member of the Royal Family since 1554 and the marriage of Queen Mary I to Philip II of Spain.”

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