CHICAGO, Sept 11 (LSN) – In a strongly worded letter, the six bishops who preside over the Catholic dioceses of Illinois urged pro-abortion U.S. Senators Carol Moseley-Braun and Richard Durbin to vote to override President Clinton’s veto of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act on September 18. “We refuse to believe that you cannot see partial-birth abortion as the unfathomable and gruesome act of infanticide that it is,” said the letter. PRNewswire noted that the bishops praised past humanitarian efforts by the senators but added that “a shadow is cast over these good works, when simultaneously, (a vote is cast) to allow the smallest and most defenseless members of our human family to be killed in a barbaric, inhumane manner.”“Because you know, we know, and the people of Illinois know that children in the process of being born are children who deserve to be protected, we implore you to reconsider your position and vote to override the presidential veto.” The letter was signed by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago; Most Rev. Joseph L. Imesch, Bishop of Joliet; Most Rev. John J. Myers; Bishop of Peoria; Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, Bishop of Belleville; Most Rev. Daniel J. Ryan, Bishop of Springfield; and Most Rev. Thomas G. Doran, Bishop of Rockford.