That's pretty much the ultimatum Scotland's top Catholic cleric gave to lawmakers who support a decades-old law that made abortions legal.
Church members were instructed by Cardinal Keith O'Brien on Thursday to boycott politicians who did not condemn the "unspeakable crime" of abortion. Politicians who support the abortion law should not receive Holy Communion or remain full members of the church, O'Brien said during a sermon in Edinburgh to mark the 40th anniversary of the Abortion Act.
- Abortion was legalized in England, Wales and Scotland in 1967.
- Pope Benedict XVI has said it is up to individual bishops to decide whether Catholic politicians should receive Communion if they support abortion rights.
-- Jaime Holguin