Pro-abortion New Mexico state Sen. Joseph Cervantes reportedly was denied the Eucharist over the weekend by Las Cruces Bishop Peter Baldacchino.
Life News reports:
The Daily Caller reports New Mexico state Sen. Joe Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said Saturday that the bishop refused to allow him to participate in the sacrament because of his “political office.”
“I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and based on my political office,” Cervantes wrote on Twitter. “My new parish priest has indicated he will do the same after the last was run off. Please pray for church authorities as Catholicism transitions under Pope Francis.
Cervantes’ stance on abortion and assisted suicide likely was the reason why the bishop refused to serve him communion, though Baldacchino has not commented publicly on the matter.
In February, Cervantes voted for a bill to keep abortions up to birth legal in New Mexico for years to come and to repeal the state’s only conscience protections for pro-life medical workers.
The Pinon Post reports he also recently voted for a bill to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.