Cardinal Dolan seeks to counter 'pro-abortion atmosphere'

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) Cardinal Timothy Dolan is trying to call attention to programs for women offered by the church in response to a new abortion bill passed in New York State.

At the Sisters of Life Convent, he said he was trying to counter a "pro-abortion atmosphere."

“We worried that poor woman especially were getting the impression this is the only choice they had,” Dolan said.

Mother Agnes, of Sisters of Life, had a message for women thinking about an abortion: “This pregnancy does not mean that your life and your dreams are over.”

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Sisters of Life, along with Catholic charities and an organization called Good Counsel, are among the archdiocese organizations offering health services, job placement and counseling for women. 

Dolan says the services accept any race or religion regardless of need.