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Woman who rammed pro-lifers with car was Catholic Relief Services employee
Life Site News ^ | Aug 21, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine

Posted on 08/21/2012 8:42:27 PM PDT by Coleus

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Catholic Relief Services responds to criticisms over its partnerships with pro-abortion anti-poverty groups, LifeSiteNews has discovered that the aid organization also has a history of hiring employees with strong ties to pro-abortion and pro-contraception organizations.

One CRS employee lists the pro-abortion Pro-Choice Resources and Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies as former employers on her LinkedIn resume, while another was hired by the Catholic aid organization directly from the pro-abortion Population Services International.  Another former employee was convicted of assault last fall after ramming her car into a crowd at the DC March for Life in January 2011 as the pro-lifers traversed a crosswalk.

The latter employee, Charisse Espy Glassman, was a Democrat candidate for the DC school board as well as a legislative assistant with CRS-Haiti. Despite assault charges, she remained at CRS until August 4th, 2011. In a statement on Facebook responding to queries, CRS said they had “operated on the principle that people are innocent until proven guilty.” A victim of the assault, who suffered two herniated disks, reported that Glassman had seemed to laugh as she drove into the crowd.

CRS employee Dr. Amy Ellis joined the Catholic organization in October 2011 after working three years at Population Services International, a major advocate of population control through abortion and contraception.

Ellis, CRS’ Regional Technical Advisor for Health & HIV in Asia, represented PSI even after she had started working for CRS, giving a presentation on “global contraceptive needs” at the International Conference on Family Planning in Senegal from Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2011.

In May 2012, Ellis represented CRS at the Women Deliver conference in Bangladesh, a regular gathering of pro-abortion activists focused on achieving “universal access to reproductive health.” The session she joined included a focus on “revitaliz[ing] family planning.”

Ellis also worked at the Population Council, another pro-abortion population control organization, from 2001-2002.  Daphyne Williams, who has worked for CRS since 2008 and currently serves as the East Africa Regional Technical Advisor, interned at the Minneapolis-based pro-abortion group Pro-Choice Resources in 2001-2002, according to her LinkedIn page. The group is dedicated to expanding abortion access through programs such as the Hersey Abortion Assistance Fund, which provides “no-interest loans” and “grants” to help poor women pay for abortions.

From 2003-2004 Williams worked at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, which offers “the full range of reproductive health services including contraception.”  And from 2004-2005 she worked in STD prevention at the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, a national public health organization that advocates for abortion access and links to leading pro-abortion and pro-homosexual groups.

Dr. Pun Sok, CRS’ Health and HIV/AIDS Program Manager in Cambodia, joined the Catholic relief organization in 2008 after years working at CARE. A longtime partner and grant recipient of CRS, CARE has opposed restrictions on abortion and partnered with Marie Stopes International as well as promoted contraceptive initiatives in the Third World.

In 2011, Sok represented CRS on the steering committee of MediCam, an organizing body for Cambodian health NGOs that promotes contraception and abortion. He also joined a discussion of MediCam’s 2011 Position Paper as a member of the steering committee. The paper advocated expanded access to abortion and abortifacient contraception.

Notably, CRS’ Board of Directors includes Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, who famously defied the U.S. Bishops in 2010 when she endorsed Obama’s health care plan despite the bishops’ judgment that the plan included funding for abortion.

CRS communications director John Rivera did not respond to questions on the organization’s hiring practices by press time. However, on their website CRS explains that it “considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, age, marital status or physical or mental disability.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; attemptedmurder; catholic; crs; democrat; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; massmurder; mediablackout; militantliberalism; prodeath; progressive; socialist
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1 posted on 08/21/2012 8:42:31 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

We are infiltrated peeps. Question is.....what are we going to do DO about it? We seem to be a doe in the headlights.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 8:47:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Sorry, ONE “do”.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: All
Join Her FB Groups and let her know how you feel

Charisse Espy Glassman

Vote Charisse Espy Glassman

Charisse Espy Glassman for Fairfax County School Board



4 posted on 08/21/2012 8:52:06 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

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5 posted on 08/21/2012 8:54:54 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Both Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Fr. John A. Hardon, have said the end of abortion will be brought about by Eucharistic Adoration. MT says just one hour per week by everyone. Fr. Hardon says the Eucharist will end abortion. (We attend daily Mass.) Got links on my FReep page to Adoration Chapels. I went one hour each day of (last) Lent; was remarkable [a miracle!] as I'm filled with sloth. But I took notice very well that Jesus IS there and He will help. Peeps gotta show up and ask though.
6 posted on 08/21/2012 8:59:57 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Coleus
Another former employee was convicted of assault last fall after ramming her car into a crowd at the DC March for Life in January 2011 as the pro-lifers traversed a crosswalk. The latter employee, Charisse Espy Glassman, was a Democrat candidate for the DC school board as well as a legislative assistant with CRS-Haiti. Despite assault charges, she remained at CRS until August 4th, 2011.

Ramming a crowd with a car is not assault - it's attempted murder.

An FYI, some of the most rabid, vicious and conscienceless liberals I know are Catholic. That's just a fact.

7 posted on 08/21/2012 9:00:34 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Coleus

http://www.facebook.com/charisse.glassman

Charisse Espy Glassman, a Falls Church resident who is the niece of former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 9:19:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Coleus

Charisse Espy Glassman

9 posted on 08/21/2012 9:22:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Talisker
An FYI, some of the most rabid, vicious and conscienceless liberals I know are Catholic. That's just a fact.

Correction: An FYI, some of the most rabid, vicious and conscienceless liberals I know are masquerading as Catholics. That's just a fact.

10 posted on 08/21/2012 9:25:02 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Coleus

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amy-ellis/6/925/434?_mSplash=1


11 posted on 08/21/2012 9:29:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Religion has been liberalized. Libs have a living and breathing constitution and commandments. Religion has to stop backtracking to get more members.

This story is strange. I received my first holy communion at St. James in Falls Church, VA.

Ad Altere Dei!


12 posted on 08/21/2012 9:35:58 PM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll speak for God only after I do drugs and drink half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: Talisker; Chode

“An FYI, some of the most rabid, vicious and conscienceless liberals I know are Catholic. That’s just a fact. “

Oh I quite agree with you there. Want to watch them cringe? Say two words: Latin Mass


13 posted on 08/21/2012 10:13:53 PM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

They are Catholics as long as they claim to be and the church does not formally excommunicate them, which it has the obvious power to do but never seems to want to do.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 10:15:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Coleus
Things change over time. Most of the legacy charities have been there so long, they've collected all the trash. Sort of like the legacy religious orders that have traded the Body of Christ for Social Justice. An exception is Aid to the Church in Need. It's still great, fighting for persecuted Christians overseas (maybe here, soon). But it only dates from the end of World War II.

We never give a dime to Catholic Relief Services, Food for the Poor, or the notorious Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Pro-life organizations and burgeoning orders of young nuns who wear habits find us an easy mark.

15 posted on 08/21/2012 10:21:56 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Talisker

“...it’s attempted murder.”

Actually, it’s attempted mass murder, an act of terrorism.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 12:55:54 AM PDT by pallis
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To: mlizzy

Our Parish collects baby clothes, etc., for Birthright(s). When I asked a lady at Birthright what else we could do, instead of asking for more baby items, she said “Eucharistic Adoration.”


17 posted on 08/22/2012 3:53:41 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Talisker

“..some of the most rabid, vicious and conscienceless liberals I know are Catholic.”

They are not Catholic any more. They are CINOs.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 3:57:01 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Coleus

DON’T GIVE ANY MONEY TO CRS!!!!


19 posted on 08/22/2012 4:32:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sun
Our Parish collects baby clothes, etc., for Birthright(s). When I asked a lady at Birthright what else we could do, instead of asking for more baby items, she said “Eucharistic Adoration.”
Oh, that's a sweet story. I like that. My b-i-l, "the priest," recommends going to Adoration for a traffic ticket, grass that's too tall, a toothache, no food in the frig, and/or a triple bypass. He literally recommends it for EVERYTHING. :)
20 posted on 08/22/2012 7:14:35 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Talisker

An FYI, some of the most rabid, vicious and conscienceless liberals I know are Catholic. That’s just a fact. >>>>

Yes, many are but I don’t think someone with the name of “Glassman” is Catholic, it sounds Jewish to me.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 11:57:17 AM PDT by Coleus
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To: pallis

Actually, it’s attempted mass murder, an act of terrorism. >>

yes, you’re right and I’m wondering why she wasn’t charged with a hate crime. I guess she didn’t leave any bacon around so it’s OK.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 11:59:15 AM PDT by Coleus
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To: mlizzy

“..My b-i-l, “the priest,” recommends going to Adoration for a traffic ticket, grass that’s too tall, a toothache, no food in the frig, and/or a triple bypass. He literally recommends it for EVERYTHING. :)”

Interesting, and it makes me want to go to Eucharist Adorations even MORE.

Also, on another topic, Romney invited Cardinal Dolan to say the Benediction at the GOP Convention next Thursday.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 7:44:32 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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